East Midlands man wins £8,500 in compensation after dental negligence failed to treat tooth decay
Mr U visited his usual, trusted dentists Dr R and Dr W, expecting a simple solution to the pain he was experiencing in his tooth. After undergoing examination, he was then told he had a mild case of tooth decay and needed a series of treatments in order to resolve the issue. Rather than treating Mr U’s dental condition affectively Dr R and Dr W failed to remove all the decay in Mr U’s tooth before going ahead with the filling, resulting in the need for root canal treatment.
Although Dr R and Dr W performed this procedure, the end result was unsuccessful and Mr U’s tooth then had to be removed, causing a distinct amount of further pain and distress. Even though this extraction was expected to improve his initial issue, there were even more problems in store for Mr U.
Having just been at home for a few weeks, Mr U began to experience further aches around the area of his first tooth removal. On his return to Dr R and Dr W, he was in fact informed that the reoccurring pain was caused by another tooth shifting in position.
Mr U said: “When I initially visited Dr R and Dr W, I’d never have expected to leave without one of my teeth.”
After severe discomfort from his moving teeth, Mr U sought a second opinion and was told. the solution required orthodontic treatment which would then open up the space in his mouth in order to enable an implant supported crown.
As a result of Dr R and Dr W’s poor judgment and failure to treat the preliminary tooth decay, Mr U had to lose a tooth and will have to undergo stressful implant treatment in order to resolve the problem.
After contacting the Dental Law Partnership, a case for dental negligence was put forward by our expert solicitors with a successful win of £8,500 for Mr U. This payment would be used for his current treatment and any that he may unfortunately be faced with in the future, as well as compensating for the pain and suffering he had undergone.
If you think you may have been affected by dental negligence in any way, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our experienced solicitors at the Dental Law Partnership on Freephone 0800 0853823.