South-east woman awarded £6, 300 after contracting infection caused by dental neglect
Miss R, from the South-East, has been awarded £6,300 after undergoing a root canal procedure that was provided by her long-standing dentist, which left her hospitalised.
Miss R, who was a regular patient with Dr S, underwent a root canal treatment under the advice of Dr S. However, Dr S did not perform the procedure correctly and this resulted in Miss R suffering from an avoidable infection.
After the root canal procedure, Miss R started to suffer with pain from the treatment area. She decided to get a second opinion from another dentist. The new dentist explained to Miss R that the root canal had been completed to an unsatisfactory standard and had left Miss R with an infection, Miss R was prescribed antibiotics and told the tooth was so badly infected it either needed extraction or a repeat root canal treatment.
However the situation went from bad to worse for Miss R when a day later she ended up being admitted to her local hospital as the infection had caused her neck to swell and her airways to close. She was admitted as an emergency patient and had her tooth extracted that day under general anaesthetic.
If Dr S had completed the root canal to a satisfactory standard, Miss R would never had to endure a period of pain and infection which ultimately lead to her hospitalisation. Miss R would have also not lost her tooth and now require remedial implant treatment to close the gap left in her teeth.
Miss R approached the Dental Law Partnership about her experience and our team started working on the fight for compensation. The Dental Law Partnership were successfully able to secure £6,300 in compensation for Miss R.
If you, or someone you know, have experienced what you believe to be dental negligence or if you feel let down by your dentist, contact us today on 0808 271 6955.