Clinical errors that can attract dental negligence compensation claim
The article above enlightens the reader on some of the most common cases of dental errors that have the potential to attract dental negligence compensation claims.
Dental related clinical errors are some of the worst examples of clinical errors. This is particularly because it is associated with a lot of pain. It is usually unbearable to be under the pain of tooth ache. For this reason, dental clinical errors that result in severe tooth aches are very unbearable. Some common clinical negligence cases that have the potential to attract dental negligence compensation claims are given in this passage.
One of the most common examples of clinical errors that are associated with dental negligence compensation claims is delayed diagnosis. This usually sounds trivial when referred to dental related clinical conditions. However, it depends on the severity of the condition at hand. For example, a normal bleeding gum following the emergency a new tooth is usually not a serious case. In most cases, children usually manage such conditions. All that the child may require are simple pain killers to cushion against the pain. Imagine a patient who reports that one’s gums had been bleeding over a long period of time. If the diagnosis of the patient is delayed, the condition will be exceedingly exacerbated. All dental negligence compensation claims that are associated with delayed diagnosed are quite serious. Sometimes delayed diagnoses may result in the permanent removal of teeth that may have been preserved if the appropriate clinical treatment had been given to the patient. If you understand the role of teeth in nutrition, then you will agree that the patient’s diet will end up being disturbed.
Another common example of a clinical error that has the potential to attract dental negligence compensation claims is misdiagnosis. This is a dental error that is quite common in places where the diagnosis equipment is not in good shape. It is a clinical error that is solely caused by the person who is carrying out the diagnosis. Misdiagnoses can lead to the prescription of wrong medicine; an act that may also result in unbearable outcomes. For example, consider a patient whose tooth is deemed worthless by the medical practitioner who is carrying out the diagnosis. Suppose the tooth may continue to function normally after being filled, the patient is free to file a claim for dental negligence compensation.
There are also dental negligence compensation claims that have been submitted on the basis of medical equipment failure. This accounts for more than half of the total number of dental negligence compensation that have been submitted by patients.
There is a difference between cases involving dental negligence compensation claims that are submitted on the basis of misdiagnoses and those that are filed on the basis of delayed diagnoses. In addition, there is also a difference between the two and the dental errors that are related to medical equipment failure. The main difference lies in the fact that medical equipment failures can lead to delayed diagnoses and misdiagnoses, while the converse is not possible. Therefore, a dental negligence compensation that is filed on account of medical equipment failure is medical negligence claim which has been submitted on account of a clinical error that was caused by the malfunctioning of the equipment.