What are dental damage claims*?
Although related to negligence*, this would typically encompass situations where either inappropriate treatment was carried out or, in common parlance, it was a botched job resulting in pain, injury, a negative impact on your appearance and/or unnecessary loss of teeth or dental function.
Dentists are legally recognized as medical practitioners under the Medical Practitioners Act of 2007 and as such have obligations to conduct dental procedures to a high standard. However, if you have been injured or your appearance has been adversely affected because of dental malpractice, you can bring an action for compensation against the dentist in question and you should contact us for a confidential conversation about your case.
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Types of Dental Damage
The two types of claims you can usually bring about your dentist are the following:
i) Clinical Negligence
This broadly covers the category where a dentist or clinic fails to provide the necessary treatment that you require, usually by failing to diagnose the problem during an examination or misdiagnosing your ailment e.g. not correctly diagnosing a mouth ulcer condition as oral cancer.
ii) Dental Malpractice
This would typically encompass situations where either inappropriate treatment was carried out or, in common parlance, it was a botched job resulting in pain, injury, a negative impact on your appearance and/or unnecessary loss of teeth or dental function.
What are your next steps?
Knowing the details around medical negligence, if you feel like you have been the subject of malpractice, you should chat to Catherine McGuigan, or a member of McGuigan Solicitors LLP. To get in touch please either fill out the contact form below or call (0)49 952 9986 (Cavan office) and (0)1 441 1457 (Dublin office).
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What is Medical Negligence?
McGuigan Solicitors LLP are experienced medical negligence* solicitors with offices in Cavan and Dublin, Ireland. Medical negligence * (also known as clinical negligence) is a term used to describe a situation where a patient sustains personal injury * as a result of an error made by a medical practitioner/professional.
In most cases, medical professionals are dedicated, diligent and practice in a safe manner. This ensures that the medical treatment you are receiving is to the highest of standards.
Disclaimer: *In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees
or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.