If you have been unlucky enough to suffer from medical negligence the results can obviously be catastrophic, ranging from minor inconvenience to death.
Medical negligence occurs when you have suffered unduly from the malpractice of a medical practitioner which can come in the form of things like misdiagnosis, wrong treatment, clinical malpractice, botched surgery, and a host of other negligent practices.
Usually when the term ‘medical negligence’ is used; most people think a doctor is at fault however, medical negligence stretches across healthcare professionals such as nurses and dentists.
Dental negligence is considered if there is irreparable damage or injury to the gum and teeth sustained as a result of a misdiagnosis or botched dental procedures.
But what do you do if you think you have a dentist malpractice claim?
The next step is to decide whether you wish to make a case of your complaint. You may think that accountability needs to be forced home; you may hope for the same malpractice never to happen again, and you may feel rightly entitled to some form of monetary pay out for your discomfort.
You can receive information on whether to pursue a medical and dental negligence claim from a reliable solicitor’s office and you will find a host of these on the net. Particularly useful are sites that guide you through the legal process as this takes away some of the trepidation inherent in making a legal claim.
Look for decent accredited solicitors which are privy to medical expertise and have experience in the area of law you are pursuing. The solicitor will firstly take the information of your potential claim and tell you if you should proceed.
If so, you and your solicitor will then construct your medical negligence claim with any diaries or records as well as your official medical records. This claim will be sent to the defendant and they will decide whether to refute the claim or offer an out of court settlement.
Some medical negligence claims will be decided this way and others will be decided in a court of law.
For more information or to speak to our team about a possible claim please call us on 0161 785 3534.
Team: Vijay Srivastava and Shalish Mehta
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