Failed diagnosis

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When it comes to oral health issues, for most people the first place to go is to the dentist. In most cases, fully qualified dentists are able to successfully diagnose any potential health issue that we have and provide us with a treatment plan that can help us successfully restore our oral health in a small amount of time.

Unfortunately this isn’t the case and dentists are only human – mistakes can happen. Your dentist may fail to recognise a potential health issue, or through negligence may simply overlook something, but either way you could be left with the need for more medical treatment as a result. If you are, then you should not have to foot the extra cost, this is where a compensation claim can help you.

WHO CAN I CLAIM AGAINST FOR A FAILED DENTAL DIAGNOSIS?

When it comes to making a claim for a failed dental diagnosis, the person that you will most commonly have to make a claim against is your dentist, or a dental assistant if you feel that they have been negligent towards you. It is the responsibility of your dentist to diagnose and make you aware of any potential oral health issues, in addition to providing you with a solution and potential treatment plan. If you feel that your dentist has been negligent and not performed this role to the best of their ability, then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation.

WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF SITUATIONS WHERE I COULD CLAIM?

When it comes to making a claim for a failed diagnosis, there are many situations where you could consider looking at compensation these include:

  • Failed diagnosis of oral health issue, leading to lack of treatment
  • Misdiagnosis of oral health issue, leading to incorrect treatment
  • Failure to identify the need for dental surgery to be performed
  • Failure to provide the correct treatment.

ON TOP OF MY PERSONAL INJURY, ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS THAT I COULD CLAIM?

  • Additional medical costs – if your dentist has incorrectly diagnosed an oral health issue, or failed to diagnose one at all then you may require additional treatment as a result. If you find yourself in this situation then you could be looking at a hefty bill, in this case you could be eligible for a compensation claim
  • Loss of income – if you are unable to work as the result of a failed dental diagnosis, or you need to take additional time off work for corrective surgery then you could make a claim for compensation to cover any loss of income that you incur.

HOW CAN THE TEAM AT MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP ME?

Working together with the team at Medical Compensation 4U, your personal injury claim will be given a boost of energy. Our enthusiastic and experienced team can bring to the table a wealth of knowledge to help you throughout the claims process. We will handle the entire claim for you from the first day right up until the end, ensuring that along the way you receive every penny of compensation that you are entitled to.