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Dental Negligence Solicitors - Medical Compensation Claim

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Our solicitors deal with dental negligence claims. We work to get you the highest compensation possible. Whether you win or lose the case, you will not have to pay any legal fees. If you should lose the claim, then you will not be liable for the costs of the other side. Legal Aid may also be possible in the case of children or those on benefits.

If you believe that you have a claim relating to dental negligence, please contact us right away to speak to one of our dental negligence solicitors, without any charge or further commitment. They can then have a in depth discussion with you about your particular case and will advise you on your options and if your claim is viable, the level of financial award you would be eligible to receive. It is important to be mindful of the fact that there is a limited amount of time in which you can pursue a claim which is three years in the case of adults.

Determining Negligence

To make a successful negligence claim, it must be shown that the dentist's treatment was not lower than which is deemed to be an acceptable level. Further, if the dentist had the option of various different treatment methods, as long as there is substantial support for the one decided on, from others in the profession, then your dentist would not be regarded as negligent if the treatment chosen was not successful, even though another choice may have been more beneficial.

Dental Negligence Claims

The potential award for dental negligence is based on various factors. These include: any long-term consequences, the recovery period and the seriousness of the injury. Claims for compensation for dental negligence are made via a lawyer who is obliged to put forward a medical report which has been drawn up by a specialist consultant dentist qualified in the appropriate field. This is then forwarded to the lawyers who are working for the alleged negligent dentist's insurance company.

If negligence is admitted by the dentist in question, then there is a negotiation between both parties (the solicitor acting for the patient, and the one acting for the dentist's insurance company), on how much the award should be. If however, the dentist denies any wrongdoing, then the matter will be taken to court and will be heard by a judge who ultimately determines liability and any award of compensation.

There are different forms of compensation that can be included in a settlement for personal injury. These include: pain and suffering, loss of income, other expenses and the cost of further dental work to ameliorate the issue.

Dental Negligence Solicitors

A dental negligence compensation claim solicitor deals with applications for damages against healthcare professionals for personal injury and loss caused as a result of erroneous clinical treatment or late diagnosis. It is to your advantage, in order to preserve your legal right to compensation, to make contact with a dental negligence solicitor as soon as possible after the event that caused the injury.

Due to the legal time limits which apply to making a personal injury compensation claim you should not delay phoning our dental negligence solicitors. One of our specialist solicitors will discuss your case in detail, without any charge or commitment on your part. If we believe that the claim is viable, you will be given an idea of the potential settlement you could achieve there and then.

Negligent Treatment

People go to the dentist for many reasons, including filling a cavity, to take care of periodontal disease, to take care of a broken tooth, and for other reasons. Most of the time, the dental procedure turns out alright and the patient is left happy with the outcome. Other times, the procedure is not what the patient expected and the outcome is not what the patient expected. Dental patients pay a great deal of money for their care and often must pay out of pocket and the prices are exorbitant.

Dental Procedures and Dental Negligence - Overview

What are the common dental procedures?

Dental procedures are done by dentists, dental surgeons or oro-facio maxillary surgeons. These procedures are costly and if not done properly it can lead to damage to teeth and oral tissues. Commonly done dental procedures are;

What are dental emergencies?

Dental emergency is serious and it should be attended by a dental professional and treated immediately. If unnecessary delay occurs it can cause permanent damage.

However emergency rooms in many hospitals do not have a dentist as ER staff. After providing adequate pain relief and necessary antibiotics, you may be requested to visit your dentist soon as possible. Ideally each person should have a dentist to go to, in an emergency.

Some examples of dental emergencies are;

What are the common types of Dental negligence?

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