Failure to remove unintended foreign objects during treatment

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Visiting the dentist is something that most people do at least once a year, and during this time they are given a check–up to determine if they require any further dental surgery to maintain a good level of oral health. If this surgery is required it will usually take the form of a filling, root canal, tooth extraction or even just a quick visit to the hygienist.

In most situations additional tools are required during the surgery process, these can help the dental surgeon to work in hard to reach areas, drill into a cavity or complete a filling. After the surgical process is complete these items are generally removed, but in some situations due to the negligence of the dentist or dental assistant they could be left in your mouth. If this occurs and you are injured as a result you could be eligible for compensation.

WHO COULD I MAKE CLAIM AGAINST FOR THIS NEGLIGENCE?

When it comes to making a claim, you can claim against anyone who you feel has been negligent towards you throughout your treatment. In this case it could be either the dental surgeon or an assistant if they have failed to remove implements that they have used throughout your surgery. Dental surgery usually requires the use of a number of different implements to aid with the procedure and if your dentist of dental assistant fails to remove these items after the completion of the procedure, and you are left with injuries as a result, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.

WHAT ARE SOME OBJECTS THAT I COULD CLAIM FOR?

Some of the most common objects that you might claim for include:

  • Small mirrors
  • Anaesthetic equipment
  • Cushions and pads
  • Sharp dental instruments
  • Dental floss.

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

  • Damages – if your dentist or dental assistant has been negligent towards you and left unintended objects in your mouth after surgery they could cause damage to your mouth which could make it incredibly difficult to eat or digest food, you could make a compensation claim as a result
  • Cosmetic fees – objects which are left in your mouth could cause damage to your teeth and other surrounding tissue, as a result you may require cosmetic dentistry to fix any damage or problems which occur. This can be quite expensive and you could be eligible to make a claim
  • Loss of income – if you are unable to work or perform your job properly as a result of negligence in this area then you could be eligible to make a claim.

HOW CAN MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP ME?

When it comes to dealing with personal injury claims the team at Medical Compensation 4U are industry experts and can help you throughout the claims process, every step of the way. Working together with you we can help to ensure that you receive every penny of compensation that you are entitled to and that this is put straight back into your pocket without costly fees, leaving you with the money that you deserve.