Claim for dental neglect – £33,000 settlement for client who received 30 years of poor treatment.
Our client Mrs O, a 63 year old woman from the North West has received £33,000 in an out of court settlement after 30 years of poor treatment from her dentist left her with a catalogue of problems.
Mrs O visited her dentist Dr A regularly over a 30 year period, in this time she received a number of treatments including crowns, bridges and root canal treatments. When Dr A left the practice, Mrs O’s new dentist discovered multiple problems with 11 of her teeth.
Due to Dr A’s poor standard of treatment,Mrs O has lost two of her teeth with the future loss of two more, has undergone multiple corrective root canal treatments, and has suffered five separate episodes of chronic infection.
Dr A did not admit liability; however Mrs O was able to successfully bring a claim against him with the help of the Dental Law Partnership.
Mrs O was awarded £33,000 and commented, ‘After going to the dentist regularly for 30 years I never expected to encounter these problems. I am glad that I now have the means to correct everything that is wrong.’