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A patient brought a claim alleging that a DDU member caused them to suffer neuropraxia during the extraction of their LR7, and either misplaced dental instruments or caused damage to the mucosa.
Complaints and claims for clinical negligence can arise many years after treatment and, in the absence of records, it may be difficult or impossible to defend an allegation successfully.
Patients are increasingly turning to social media to raise their concerns, so it's important to know how to respond if you're criticised online
A DDU member faced a claim alleging a failure to diagnose and treat a patient’s periodontal disease.
Pausing to reflect when something goes wrong can lessen the risk of history repeating itself. We explain how to respond to an adverse incident, ensuring patients are supported and lessons are learned.