Medical & Dental Negligence Information
Medical and Dental Negligence is uncommon but sometimes mistakes can happen. Itâ€™s understandable that this can be a highly stressful time where you and your family may feel that you have been let down by a responsible medical or dental professional. Suffering from medical and dental negligence may mean that you are entitled to compensation. In order to claim compensation, a claimant must be able to prove that they suffered dental negligence or medical negligence as well as prove that your injuries would not have occurred if it were not for the negligence of the medical or dental practitioner. Thompson & Co Solicitors has represented our clients in dental negligence and medical negligence claims for many years. In this article, we will discuss Medical Negligence & Dental Negligence as well as how to make a claim. If you require more information on these types of negligence claims or if you are looking to make a medical negligence claim or dental negligence claim, enquire with our team using a contact form on our website or telephone us directly now on: 0191 5656290
What is Medical Negligence?
Every medical practitioner or medical professional has a duty of care for their clients or patients. This means that should something go wrong, you are protected and are able to make a medical negligence claim. If this negligence has directly caused an injury or made an existing injury or condition to get worse then you may be entitled to compensation. Thereâ€™s many different ways that medical negligence could occur, from an injury being caused due to surgical mistakes, the wrong treatment being administered or misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose an illness in a reasonable timescale. It can seem difficult to make a claim for medical negligence but a medical negligence solicitor is able to assist you as well as represent you during your case.
What is Dental Negligence?
Dental negligence is where you have suffered an injury or disease from misdiagnosis or you have received substandard dental care. Similarly to medical negligence, all dental practitioners and professionals have a duty of care for their patients and you may be able to claim compensation if you suffer as a result of dental negligence. Other issues caused by dental negligence could be damage to the nerves in your mouth, delays in diagnosis or misdiagnosis of diseases including mouth cancer, misdiagnosis of periodontal disease or mistakes that lead to the damage or loss of multiple teeth. You can make a dental negligence claim against any dental practitioner whether they are a public or private dentist or dental professional.
Making a Medical Negligence Claim & Dental Negligence Claim
As mentioned, medical negligence claims and dental negligence claims are somewhat different from other types of claims. You must prove that the medical practitioner or dental practitioner offered treatment that was to a standard that could be reasonably accepted. You must also prove that your injury or disease that was contracted would not have occurred if it wasnâ€™t for this negligent treatment. For both claims, at some point during your claim you will have to obtain a medical report from a relevant expert. For dental negligence claims you will need to obtain a medical report from a dental expert and for medical negligence claims you will need to obtain a medical report from a medical expert. This advises whether the treatment provided was negligent and whether or not the injury or disease that was caused would have happened despite the negligent treatment.
Find out More Information Today
If you are looking for information regarding making a medical negligence claim or dental negligence claim then our team of dental negligence and medical negligence solicitors can assist you. We have represented our clients in making compensation claims for medical negligence and dental negligence. Not one case is the same, but we have likely supported and represented a client that has a similar case to your case. Should you wish to find out more information or feel that you are liable to make a compensation claim due to medical negligence or dental negligence then enquire with Thompson & Co Solicitors today by using a contact form on our website or telephone our team now on: 0191 5656290
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