My 13 year old step daughter went to the dentist yesterday (9/05/12) to have three baby teeth extractions. During the process, the doctor nearly extracted an adult tooth on the opposite side of my step daughters mouth. As my fiancé was at the reception attending to the account, my fiancé over heard the doctor and her assistant erupting in laughter over nearly extracting the wrong tooth. Today, my step daughter is experiencing discomfort to the adult tooth that was nearly wrongly extracted. What legal action and or complaint can I proceed against the doctor in question?
Ive spoken to HQCC and contacted an independent dentist for medical advise. Independent dentist advise was of great assistance and enlightened me on the severity of the doctors actions yesterday (possible damage).
Good day to you. If you are confident there has been negligence, and there is real damage or loss, there may be a claim for damages against the dental practice. It is suggested you consult a private injury lawyer if you wish to proceed, but the first step is to lodge a Form 1 in accordance with the Personal Injuries proceedings act. I trust this is helpful, please click accept
Thank you for the prompt reply. I'm very confident there has been negligence on the practitioners behalf. I assume the Form 1 is available online, if so what website would could I obtain it?Is there any other avenue available to me for making an official complaint about the incident and the actions demonstrated by the doctor and her assistant?I've contacted the Australian Dental Aassociation and was unable to proceed with them as the specialist is not a member of the association.Thanks for your assistance
The form 1 is available at www.justice.qld.gov.au - go to the link for forms, and look for personal injury form 1. i am not aware of any other association to whom you can complain about the dentist, if my answer has been helpful, please click accept
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