Dentist negligence

How can a Dentist be negligent?

A dentist can be negligent in various ways.

Many people do not realise that they may be eligible to pursue a claim for damages in clinical negligence against a Dentist, in the same way that claims can be pursued against General Practitioners or Hospitals. They therefore often choose to live their lives suffering the consequences of negligent dental treatment.

Clinical Negligence

Clinical negligence and who can be negligent

Medical negligence is otherwise known as clinical negligence. Every clinician in the healthcare industry has a duty of care to their patients. It could be your GP, dentist or optician. Perhaps you are a patient in hospital, resident in a care home or you receive care in your own home. Clinical negligence occurs because anyone who provides you with medical treatment is capable of simple “human error”.