Dental misdiagnosis is when a dentist has failed to diagnose a dental condition. For example, you were suffering from tooth decay and the dentist has missed it completely. When a dental condition goes undiagnosed, the patient does not receive the treatment that is required. This may result in further damage and injuries and this can create new problems and make existing conditions worse.
Dental misdiagnosis can be time consuming, irritating and painful. However, it is true that misdiagnosis does not always give rise to negligence. There are some issues which can be difficult to detect. Negligence only arises when it can be proven that a reasonable body of medical experts would have made the diagnosis and therefore treatment would not have been delayed as it happened in the case of your negligent dentist.
You may be able to make a dental misdiagnosis claim if you have been a victim of dental negligence. It is essential that you have suffered unnecessarily due to the negligent act of your dentist. Some of the examples of dental misdiagnosis include:
- Removal of a good tooth due to misdiagnosis of a decayed tooth
- Misdiagnosis leading to unnecessary removal of a tooth
- Misdiagnosis leading to incorrect drugs being administered
- Lack of treatment
Making A Claim
If you have suffered at the hands of a dental professional, we can help you make dental misdiagnosis claims.
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