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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.
Understanding how a clinical negligence claim can be brought is important in knowing how to deal with it appropriately.
The decision of whether to defend a case or settle it is always made with the direct involvement of our members.
The process of clinical negligence legal action depends mainly on opinions from independent expert witnesses.
Facing a claim for clinical negligence can cause a lot of stress and worry, so it's important to know that support is available - and where to find it.
David Pranklin, head of the DDU's claims handling unit, reflects on the last few months and how his team has adapted to changing times.
Rising rates of oral cancer over recent years mean it's more important than ever to be on the lookout for possible signs.
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.