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Dental Negligence

Dental Negligence

It is an indisputable fact that there is a greater number of compensation claims for dental negligence than any other type of Medical and Clinical Accidents compensation cases. Oral surgeons and dentists are expected to provide a good standard of care to the patients while giving them dental services. Like physicians and doctors, dentists are also supposed to treat the patients properly. But when these dental professionals violate their duties and inflict injuries, loss or damage for the patient, they are said to have committed dental malpractice for which the injured patient can even sue them. The dental malpractices may include pulling out the wrong tooth and giving a filling that the patient did not need and some serious and complex processes including gum treatment and root canals. These processes are not only expensive but are extremely painful also.

The first a patient does at the time of dental injury is to inform the dentist. Still if there are no steps taken by the dentist or the patient is not satisfied with the response of the dentist, then he or she can file a claim against the dentist for his or her dental negligence or malpractice. The damages or injuries caused can be permanent or temporary and may affect the mouth, lips, chin, teeth or nerves of the tongue. The dentist is held responsible if he or she fails to detect an oral cancer in the patient or cause injury to the patient during surgery.

If the patients feel that an injury has been caused during their treatment procedure, then they may take actions by taking the help of a qualified and experienced professional attorney, who will evaluate the case thoroughly. In such situations, the dentist may face fee restitution, suspension, fine or even license revocation in extreme cases. Now-a-days, most of the solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, which means that the clients have no need to pay any fees to the solicitor if they are not able to win the case for their clients. At the first meeting itself, the solicitor will be able to suggest who is the correct person to be sued, what is the obtainable amount of compensation in the particular case, how long will the procedure take and how much are the chances of winning. As with all the Medical and Clinical Accidents compensation claims, the injured party has to establish that the dental practitioner owed the patient a duty to case and he or she was not attentive enough in undertaking his or her duties.

Injury claims vary in complexity but it is always advisable to use a solicitor to ensure that the claim is properly presented and all areas of possible compensation are included.

Cooks Legal is a specialist practice dealing only with claims for victims of accidents and we will provide a free legal assessment of your case if you complete our Online Application Form. We will handle your claim on a "No Win No Fee" basis at no cost to you.

The information in this article is designed to provide general information only. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice.

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