Incorrect Dental Drug Administration

Dental Drug Claims

When receiving dental treatment, negligent administration of drugs presents itself in similar ways to negligence drug administration in the medical profession. Common errors are:

1. Prescribing errors - prescribing errors which can end up becoming classified as negligent are: dosage errors, administration of the incorrect drugs or unnecessarily prescribing drugs, prescription of drugs the patient has a known allergy to, the prescribing of drugs which conflict with medication the patient is already taking.

2. Anaesthetic errors - anaesthetic errors have the potential to be extremely damaging. The failure to provide adequate anaesthesia to prevent pain during a procedure also comes under this issue.

3. Failure to provide treatment - failure to provide drugs required at any point of the dental procedure, for example, failure to provide antibiotics in aftercare should an infection develop.

Any errors in drug administration can be serious and errors during dental treatment are no different.

Dental drug negligence is serious as it can result in long term issues for the patient or the need for extremely painful further surgery if a relatively simple issue is not treated adequately at the appropriate time with the relevant course of treatment.

The negligent administration of drugs to which the patient is allergic or which conflict with current medication has the potential to result in death.

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Making A Negligence Claim

To make a dental negligence claim, you must enter the claim within 3 years from the date of the problem. However, as with any negligence claim or personal injury claim, the sooner you do enter into the process the more likely your claim is to be successful given that you will be in the best position to provide accurate evidence to support your claim. This evidence may be given as a written statement and/or a verbal interview and will always include a medical assessment by an impartial legal doctor who will assess the extent of your injuries.

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