STOCKPORT MAN AWARDED £10K AFTER VENEERS DESTROY HIS TEETH
A man from Stockport has been awarded £10,000 in an out of court settlement after his dentist fitted him with veneers that repeatedly fell off and bridges which were doomed to fail.
Nasser Homayoun–Fekri, 59, sued Dr Anjali Shahi from Manor Dental Practice in Sale after an unsatisfactory treatment plan resulted in veneers on his upper front teeth repeatedly falling off..
Nasser said: “I went to see Dr Shahi for a treatment plan to improve my teeth.”
As part of this treatment plan Dr Shahi advised that veneers would be needed. Nasser took some time to think about the cost implications before he began the treatment.
Nasser continued: “I really had to think about it because the plan was very expensive, but decided to go ahead based on Dr Shahi’s advice. I was fitted with a bridge in March, then another one a month later. Then six of my teeth were prepared for the veneers before then being fitted in August, which is when all the problems started.”
Over the next three months Nasser returned to Dr Shahi eight times as the porcelain veneers kept falling off.
Nasser said: “I returned just two weeks after they were fitted and then a further seven times over the following weeks. Sometimes it was a matter of days between appointments. I was told they would last for 20 years so I was extremely worried when they didn’t even last 14 days.”
Concerned that his veneers were repeatedly coming loose Nasser decided to get a second opinion.
Nasser continued: “I was informed that veneers should never have been provided and crowns would have been a much better option.”
Evidence provided to Nasser’s lawyer, Heather Williams from leading dental negligence solicitors the Dental Law Partnership, showed that Dr Shahi had supplied sub-standard treatment.
Heather explained: “Nasser was offered an extremely poor treatment plan that didn’t take into account his oral health. His upper front teeth were over prepared for veneers, and veneers were not an appropriate option. Bridges provided at his lower teeth were doomed to fail due to Dr Shahi’s failure to take into account the compromised condition of Nasser’s supporting teeth. Despite Nasser spending thousands of pounds on private dental treatment from Dr Shahi, he faced spending thousands more to correct the problems .”
Nasser ended: “Dr Shahi ruined my teeth but I am glad I have now received my compensation. It will not put right the pain or discomfort I have felt, but I can now move on.”
Dr Shahi denied liability.