23 June 2009
The clinician remains legally accountable for any treatment which they have provided for a patient regardless of whether or not they have left the practice where the patient was seen. Similarly, other clinicians who have been involved in her care subsequently are accountable for their treatment. The dental records are fundamental in determining what treatment each dentist has provided and on what date. Only then can it be decided to what extent, if any, your own treatment for this particular might have contributed to the problem.
Problems sometimes arise when a patient sees a second dentist because either they or the original dentist moves to a new location. As this case study demonstrates
Case Study 114...