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The majority of dentists are very successful in helping their patients to achieve good oral health and ensure that they receive the best treatment possible. Unfortunately, this is not the case for all and, each year, thousands of people suffer the effects of dental negligence.

Dentists have a duty of care towards patients to ensure that they receive proper treatment and the majority of dentists are successful in helping their patients to achieve good oral health.

However, if the worst happens when you are undergoing your dental treatment and you end up suffering as a result, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. If the standard of care shown by a dental practitioner slips below the acceptable level then you may have a case for compensation.

Dental Negligence and Accidents

There is a whole range of dental accidents that can be classed as medical negligence. These include:

  • Missed diagnosis
  • Incorrect diagnosis/failure to fully detect an oral disease or malformation
  • Careless work/improper utilisation of dental or surgical utensils
  • Drug usage error
  • Installation of defective dental products
  • Personal injury to the oral cavity or surrounding bone and tissue
  • Extraction of the wrong tooth or unnecessary extraction

Joanne Waring has been exceptional throughout, keeping myself updated on a regular basis.  Personal approach with guidance when required.

Paul from Staffordshire
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Dental Negligence is a type of medical negligence for which compensation can be claimed when careless or incorrect dental work results in personal injury. It is appropriate to make a dental accident claim either against the dentist who caused the personal injury if the work was done privately, or the NHS if it was publicly funded.

If you feel like you have been let down by a member of the dental profession or you are suffering pain as a result of the treatment that you have received, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

For information regarding where you stand legally with making injury claims for compensation, get in touch with a personal injury lawyer today.

Making Personal Injury Claims

If you’ve had a personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation. The solicitors at First Personal Injury are on hand to assist you and help you win the compensation you’re entitled to.

At First Personal Injury, we work with individuals and families across England and Wales, helping them to make claim compensation following an accident or injury. Contact our specialist team today on 0800 808 9740 or complete our online form to request a call-back.

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