Being sued

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Popular resources about Being sued

  • What do I do if I receive a claim?

    A claim for clinical negligence often comes without warning and can be an unpleasant shock and the first notification may take different forms.

  • Proving clinical negligence

    For a claim for clinical negligence to be successful, the patient (claimant) must prove that there was some failure by the dental professional, and that failure caused the injuries of which the patient is complaining.

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Latest updates and advice

  • The DDU – on your side

    John Makin, Head of the DDU, introduces a special guide explaining how the DDU will be on your side throughout your career.

  • DDU journal summer 2018

    Complaints are common, and it's vital to know how to handle them professionally and appropriately.

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