Claim for Dentist Failing to identify Tooth Infection

What will I be compensated for in a claim for dentist failing to identify tooth infection?

There are a number of areas that you could be compensated for in a claim for dentist failing to identify tooth infection. However, it is advisable that you contact a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in dealing with such claims as when a tooth infection not identified by dentist. Once they are informed of the specific circumstances of the situation where your dentist failed to identify your tooth infection and the subsequent impact this has had on your life they will be able to inform you of the viability of your claim and whether or not it is worth your while to pursue failing to identify tooth infection compensation claim.

If your claim is considered to have a strong likelihood of success, your solicitor will begin the necessary process to establish who was negligent in the failure to diagnose your infected tooth. If they are successful and the negligent party admits liability, only then will how much compensation you could be entitled to and what you could be compensated for be discussed. Your claim will first be calculated by taking into consideration a number of factors, such as your age, sex general state of health prior to tooth infection, the pain and suffering you endured because of it and the impact it has had on your quality of life. This impact can be both financial and psychological, which is covered by the areas of personal injury claim known as special damages and general damages.

Special Damages is the area of injury claim that covers any financial affect your tooth infection not identified by dentist has had on your life. It is split into two categories — “incidental special damages” and “consequential special damages”. Incidental special damages deal with remedying immediate repercussions of an illness or injury. Therefore, this would cover the cost of any immediate medical treatment you obtained following the discovery of your infected tooth. Consequential special damages cover a lot more long-term financial possibilities. For instance, if subsequent treatment was necessary or if you have suffered financial losses from being unable to work then it is likely you will be compensated for this.

General Damages will take into consideration the non-financial aspects of your failing to identify tooth infection compensation claim. This can include the pain and suffering you have experienced because of your infected tooth and also any emotional trauma. You may also be compensated for “loss of amenity” which is the loss of the ability to take part in everyday tasks and activities that you once enjoyed.

This information about what you may be compensated for, should you decide to pursue a claim for dentist failing to identify tooth infection, is merely general advice and is by no means a substitute for the specific advice that a personal injury claims solicitor with knowledge of your particular situation will be able to provide. Therefore it is in your best interest to contact one at the first possible moment to discuss your potential claim.


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