Dental negligence case regarding advanced gum disease sees East Midlands’ man awarded £30,000 in compensation.
Mr L from East Midlands went through a traumatic experience after his dentist repeatedly failed to treat gum disease. The Dental Law Partnership were able to secure a £30,000 compensation amount after successfully settling the case on Mr L’s behalf.
For over a decade, Mr L was a regular attendee at his local dental surgery and trusted Dr O when it came to his wellbeing and oral health. On one occasion, Dr O made Mr L aware of the signs of periodontitis (gum disease) in his mouth but he was also told that everything was under control and he did not need any further treatment in order to tackle the issue. Mr L was under the impression that his gum disease was being monitored and expected Dr O to offer treatment options if things deteriorated further.
It wasn’t until Mr L began to experience severe toothache that he decided to seek an alternative opinion. The news after his examination definitely came as a shock when he was told that his gum disease had progressed so much that it was considered to be at an advanced stage. As Mr L was never made aware of the severity of his gum disease, he suffered from avoidable extensive loss of tooth structure support, meaning he would require tooth extractions to repair the damage.
Mr L said, “I am so angry it was left to get this bad. I’ve had constant pain in my mouth for months because my dentist did not provide the correct treatment in the first place.”
Mr L suffered from extreme pain and had to endure a total of seven tooth extractions and will lose more teeth in the future. If the gum disease had been managed the right way at an earlier stage then he would not have to now undergo further intensive remedial treatment.
Mr L approached the Dental Law Partnership about his ordeal and our team immediately began to fight for the compensation he deserved. An out of court settlement resulted in a £30,000 compensation amount for Mr L. If you or someone you know has experienced something similar as a result of a dentist, get in touch with our team today by calling freephone 0808 252 7647.
You can also find advice and further information about Gum Disease Claims on our advice page here Gum Disease Claim Advice, or view more our case studies here.