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Informed Consent to Dental Treatments
Having to undergo any dental treatment can be extremely stressful. No matter how invasive the procedure is, the process is never pleasant.
Although, in most cases no incidents occur and the treatment is a success, there are some exceptions. Various things can go wrong, which is why it’s important that you know your rights when it comes to dental negligence.
Consent to dental treatment cases can be quite tricky. Even though they don’t necessarily involve injuries, they still fall under the category of dental negligence as it’s your dentist’s duty to inform and educate you about any procedure he is going to perform on you.
If you believe your dentist has failed to provide you with necessary information prior to treating you, there is a chance you could be entitled to claim compensation.
Consent to Dental Treatments Explained
Your dentist is required by law to provide you with all the necessary information about any procedure they are about to perform. They also need your full consent prior to carrying out any procedure, no matter how small.
Failure to do so is illegal, and even in cases where no injury occurs you could still be entitled to compensation.
Dentists are required to follow certain rules, which are in place to protect the patients. If you feel as if your dentist hasn’t been completely honest about your procedure, you should seek legal advice.
Minimising the Risk of Dental Negligence
Although, much can’t be done to prevent dental negligence from occurring there are steps you can take to minimise the risk of things going wrong.
Finding a reputable dentist who understands your needs and requirements is one of the easiest ways of preventing problems from occurring.
Always make sure that your dentist informs you about any procedure that you are about to undergo, and if anything doesn’t seem right or they refuse to give you all the details, seek a second opinion.
Never consent to any treatment you aren’t comfortable with and always make sure that you do your own research if necessary in order to make an informed decision about your dental health.
It’s impossible to prevent issues from occurring; however, there are many things you can do to minimise risks and protect yourself from dental negligence.
How Much Compensation Am I Entitled To?
It’s impossible to predict how much compensation you could be entitled to without knowing all the details about your case. Each case is different and there are various factors that can affect the overall outcome.
During your initial consultation with a legal expert, you will likely be asked a series of questions about the events that occurred, in order for them to get a better picture of your case.
Only then they will able to assess your case and suggest the best possible plan going forward.
Contact Grieves Solicitors
If you believe you have been a victim of dental negligence when it comes to dental treatment consent, you could be entitled to compensation.
At Grieves Solicitors, we offer a full range of legal services in a variety of sectors. Our team of highly-skilled experts are experienced in many legal areas.
To get started on your claim, contact us today and one of our experts will advise you on the best possible plan going forward.
Contact Grieves today and let us help you receive the compensation that you deserve.