– Do you have a case? –

Do you have a case?

Before you spend money check out the case, whther you’re a client seeking help from a lawyer or a lawyer who wants a factual appraisal of a clinical situation a short report helps. If in doubt, use an inexpensive “Desk-top“ report to give you this ‘head start’.

A desktop report is a short inexpensive independent opinion which can be prepared in order to determine whether your present case have adequate foundation for advancement – is it likely to have potential cost benefits for both client and legal counsel? It will also advise the scientific basis and required evidence of the plan forward.

So-often in the the assessment of a a larger injury, little weight is placed on resultant dental/oral/jaw injuries. Such omission can cost the case and the patient dearly in immediate compensation, pain and suffering as well as loss of function and future costs too.

If the Desk Top report shows the case has merit and and foundation, a full report can strengthen a case, as well as providing the required treatment required and its’ quantum.

Potential predictive forensic testing

Sometimes, the ability to foresee the likelihood of success in treatment proposed to rectify or manage injuries sustained can clearly be valuable in some cases. Such predictive testing may alone indicate not only the merits of the case and likely success of treatment, but also the probable means of best correction, this may ‘make the case’.

Areas of expertise include;

Negligence, Personal Injury, Dental practice or personal embezzlement, Clinical causation & Quantum.

Dental practice is changing dramatically in BC as patient’s expectations increase, dental techniques, technologies and new approaches grow almost exponentially while outside influences such as corporate dentistry, often with ‘performance expectations’ and commercial concerns constantly test the market.

Aware of just some of these, The College of Dental Surgeons of BC are reassessing quality control throughout the province. BC Dental Association members are now being encouraged to purchase extra Insurance for legal coverage, advice, representation relating to college complaints, investigations, discipline or appeals. 

It works both way, dentistry is a difficult and exacting science, covering a practical evidence based discipline, art and business, not always an easy triad to juggle. Problems are not always the dentists fault.

A final issue is that within this sea of uncertainty lies internal problems. While the legal areas of employment may lie outside my experience, embezzlement does not. I’ve been the victim and truthfully, for most people, just like a claim against them (even if unfounded) the emotional aspect of embezzlement is hurtful and as in any case of encroachment on trust, difficult to deal with. This I do understand.

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