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Dental Negligence Case Study in Scotland

May 17, 2024 Medical Negligence

“I am so glad I chose Jones Whyte to handle my claim”

We place our trust in clinical professionals to provide us with the utmost care. Yet, there are instances where mistakes happen. These may involve errors in treatment, surgical errors, missed or delayed diagnosis, or failure to obtain informed consent.

If you believe you have suffered from dental negligence, you may be entitled to make a dental negligence claim. Such claims range from: negligent dental treatment, cosmetic dental negligence, and dental malpractice cases. In order to make a claim for dental negligence, it’s crucial to compile evidence, including dental records and medical records, to help with your dental negligence case.

When making a dental negligence compensation claim, it is important to seek the expertise of dental negligence solicitors. At Jones Whyte, a specialist dental negligence solicitor can guide you through the dental claims process, ensuring your case is handled with care and expertise. They will be able to advise you on how much compensation you may be entitled too.

In this blog, we spotlight a recent dental negligence case to raise awareness that errors can occur. Its crucial to recognise that if something doesn’t feel right, seeking legal guidance promptly is essential. If you’re concerned about raising a claim against a dental practice for poor dental treatment, you don’t need to worry, our team will guide you through the dental negligence claims process.

Table of Contents

  • • Dental Negligence Case
  • • Client Testimonial For Dental Negligence Claim
  • • Contact Our Team Today

Dental Negligence Case

The Clinical Negligence team at Jones Whyte, represented a client who had suffered from periodontal disease since 2003, but unfortunately, this did not come to light until she was diagnosed in November 2019 when her dentist retired.

Periodontal disease is a condition affecting the gums that can lead to tooth loss.

Our client was advised by the negligent dentist to use mouthwash in previous years and had never referred her to periodontal treatment. As a result of the delay in diagnosing the client, the prognosis of her teeth had become poor, and our expert anticipated that she would imminently lose some of her teeth.

Legal action was initiated as the dentist’s insurer had refused to settle the claim pre litigation. Our clinical negligence team here at Jones Whyte obtained further expert reports to support the client’s claim, and the defendant made an offer to settle the claim at £40,000. We rejected this offer, and the claim settled at £50,000. This settlement has helped cover all the necessary costs of corrective treatment and compensated the client for the pain and suffering endured.

Client Testimonial For Dental Negligence Claim

Our client openly shared her experience with Jones Whyte, providing valuable insights into her challenges and the process she underwent.

I am so glad I chose Jones Whyte to handle my claim. I was wary of following through with a negligence claim, however, it was made simple from the get go.  Every specialist needed was arranged seamlessly and there was no cost to myself.  I was kept informed throughout the whole process and made to feel comfortable by everyone involved. The outcome of my case was far better than I could have anticipated and practically effortless on my part. While I hope to never need this type of help in the future I would have no hesitation in recommending Jones Whyte and will absolutely use again if ever I need to.”

Contact Our Team Today

Dental negligence doesn’t only impact your physical health but also your financial and mental wellbeing. Making a dental negligence claim can help alleviate some of the burdens caused by negligent dental treatment and enable you to seek corrective treatment.

If you believe you have experienced dental negligence, or if you would like to speak with one of our dental negligence solicitors for guidance regarding your situation, contact our expert team today on 0800 292 2043 or fill out our form. Make your dental claim today.

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