At the Dental Law Partnership, we are a dedicated team when it comes to getting the right compensation for our clients. We deal with a wide range of cases, a number of which were mentioned in national press.
Desmond D’Mello struck from the register of dentists after Dental Law Partnership defends a number of his patients.
Desmond D’Mello was filmed not adhering to dental regulations and putting a large number of patients at risk of infection. He faces over 50 allegations of dental malpractice and has been struck off the register of dentists.
David Corless-Smith of the Dental Law Partnership commented on the case saying, “Desmond D’Mello was a master of five-minute dentistry and you can’t do much that is going to last a long time in five minutes.”
Dental Law Partnership client, Lauren Field, receives £10,000 compensation following a failure by her dentist.
The Dental Law Partnership took on Lauren Field’s case after her dentist failed to refer her to an orthodontist following the incorrect growth of her adult canine tooth. As a result of painful and traumatic restorative treatment, Miss Field must wear a retainer for the rest of her life. Her dentist, Dr Bechar, paid £10,000 compensation in an out of court settlement.
Chris Dean of the Dental Law Partnership sheds some light on the extent of cosmetic dentistry claims in The Times.
In recent years, dentists have been seen to be capitalising on popular cosmetic dentistry procedures without having adequate training to do so, consequently resulting in a large number of dental claims. Cosmetic dentistry claims represent 22% of business for the Dental Law Partnership and there has been an increasingly high demand in the last 6 months.
Chris Dean of the Dental Law Partnership and UK Dental Law and Ethics Forum said, “I have personally reported several individuals to the General Dental Council who are guilty of horrifically negligent practice. There are a number of people we’ve complained about who are still on the register.”
70-year-old, James Clay, endured shocking bridgework by Leyland dentist, resulting in £18,000 compensation.
Poor restorative dental work resulted in £18,000 compensation for Dental Law Partnership client, James Clay, after his dentist executed unsuccessful bridgework. He suffered from a number of different issues as a result, including infections, bone loss and unnecessary tooth extractions.
Jonathan Owen, an Associate Solicitor at the Dental Law Partnership, made a comment about the case and said: “Over a 10-year period our client was provided with a catalogue of poorly planned and poorly executed restorative treatment. A great deal of treatment was entirely avoidable or failed soon after placement.”