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Receiving a negligence claim can be upsetting, but we can help guide and support you through the process. Here's what you need to know.
Rising rates of oral cancer over recent years mean it's more important than ever to be on the lookout for possible signs.
For a claim for clinical negligence to be successful, the patient (claimant) must prove there was some failure by the dental professional...
The DDU supported a member when they faced a claim alleging a failure to diagnose and treat periodontal disease in a young patient who had been attending the member's practice for two years.
It's rare for a patient to swallow or inhales something during treatment, but such incidents can leads to negligence claims and dental professionals should be aware of the risks.
The DDU sees a number of claims involving criticism of one registrant by another, but there are things we can do to try and deflect this 'friendly fire'
A patient brought a claim alleging that a DDU member had failed to appropriately use a mouth clamp during a crown preparation, leading to a dislocation of the jaw and the need for treatment under general anaesthetic to relocate it.
The DDU was able to successfully defend a member who faced a claim alleging a failure to identify and treat caries and fit a satisfactory crown, resulting in crown fracture, infection and tooth extraction.
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.