Thousands of people visit dentists and hospitals for dental problems. Majority of the time, they do receive the right treatment. However, medical practitioners at some point commit mistakes and this causes serious consequences on the patient. A dental negligence claim is required when a person suffers personal illness or injury due to the negligence of a medical practitioner.
Types of dental negligence include – a misdiagnosis, lackadaisical work, insufficient or defective treatment. Most people assume that claiming medical negligence is restricted to major surgeries or long term hospitalization. However, negligence can occur even during a visit to the dentist. You have every right to make a dental negligence claim, since dental errors are not only expensive but also very painful.
It can be a long tedious process to claim dental negligence compensation. It needs analysis and opinion of experts in the field of medical claims as well as dental medicine. Therefore, it is important to contact a dental negligence solicitor immediately following a dental accident. You also must possess evidence to demonstrate that the treatment that was delivered was below the standard expectations.
Do not worry if you are unable to afford a dental negligence solicitor. These days, dental injury lawyers provide a free and no-obligation consultation. The solicitor will explain the claim procedure and clarify any doubts that you may have and also can provide a detailed analysis of your case. If you decide to proceed to make a claim, the solicitor can work for you on a no win no fee basis that guarantees you 100% compensation. A no win no fee is a structure where the solicitor does not get paid if you lose the case. And if you win, the opponent will pay your solicitor. Using such services gives you better chances for a successful claim.
Dental care in the UK falls under public and private sector. Many dentists practice in both the sectors. It is necessary for you to ascertain who you are going to sue and get clarity on who will provide the dental negligence compensation. If you visited as a private patient, the dentist will compensate, whereas, if you visited as a patient under NHS system, NHS will provide you the compensation.