What’s “Duty of Care”?
Dental and orthodontic practitioners and surgeons owe the same duty of care as any other medical professional. They must exercise reasonable skill and care in providing treatment and advice to their patients.
We have extensive experience and we specialise in bringing claims for patients who’ve suffered dental injuries as a result of the failure of their dental practitioner or surgeon to exercise reasonable skill and care, resulting in breach of their duty of care. If you believe you’ve received dental or orthodontic treatment that was negligent, unreasonably delayed or simply incorrect, you can speak to one of our specialist medical negligence lawyers and get advice about what to do. It’s a free call, so it makes sense to get legal advice.
Do I have a claim?
Claims for negligent dental or orthodontic treatment can be based on a range of issues and arise out of treatments and conditions such as:
- Dental extractions.
- Endodontic procedures.
- Dental implants.
- Substandard crown and bridge treatment.
- Management of periodontal disease.
- Dental anesthesia complications.
- Dental injections.
- Adverse drug reactions.
- TMJ and orthognathic surgeries.
- Oral cancer.
What's the claim process?
We make the claim process easy for you.
We get to know you
We'll get to know you personally, listen to your side of the story and give you free advice on your options.
We ask more questions
We'll look beyond the obvious and see if your injuries have led to other complications, to claim everything you're entitled to.
We build the evidence
Led by your lawyer, your dedicated team including hand-picked medical specialists will build strong evidence to maximise your claim.
We pursue your claim
We win over 99% of our cases and we'll fight until you receive the compensation you're entitled to and deserve.
You receive your compensation
Your compensation will be paid into your bank account.
What will it cost me?
There are no upfront costs. We’ll provide free claim advice, we’ll cover all the costs to prepare and run your case and we only get paid when you receive your compensation. Also, just like a mobile phone bill, we put a cap on our fees so there are no nasty surprises at the end of your claim. You should feel comfortable that you can speak to your lawyer any time, without worrying about the cost getting out of control.
Where can I find a medical negligence expert in my area?
Law Partners is Australia’s largest specialist medical negligence firm, and we have 25 local offices.
We have solicitors and legal teams who specialise in medical negligence claims.
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If you don't live close to one of our offices we can provide free advice over the phone, and we can represent you without you having to leave your home. Call 13 15 15 speak to a specialist.