Mr G from the North West has been awarded £18,500 after his dentist used permanent cement to repair damaged bridgework unsuccessfully. The Dental Law Partnership represented Mr G and negotiated a successful out of court settlement to secure the compensation amount he deserved.
Mr G had undergone treatment for an implant retained bridge a number of years prior to his visit with Dr A. Following a relocation, Mr G had registered at his new local dentist surgery and booked in to see Dr A when his bridge started to feel loose. Dr A explained that she would provide restorative treatment in order to prevent the bridge from loosening further, using a permanent cement substance in order to do so. Mr G trusted Dr A’s expertise and believed this was the right option to repair his damaged bridge.
Unfortunately, the pain continued for Mr G, who continued to experience excruciating discomfort in his mouth. He decided to seek a second opinion in regards to Dr A’s dental work, and was shocked by the outcome of the examination. A new dentist reviewed Mr G’s mouth and found that the bridge should have been removed first in order to restore his dental implants. Instead, Dr A used a permanent cement on the bridge rather than a temporary substance, meaning it could not be removed without being destroyed.
Due to Dr A’s poor decision and lack of concern for her patient, Mr G endured extensive pain in his mouth and has had to undergo restorative surgery under general anaesthetic. He will now need a new bridge which would have been avoided if temporary cement had been used. Mr G approached the Dental Law Partnership who immediately took on the case on his behalf. After successfully securing £18,500 in damages, Mr G can now begin to put this ordeal behind him and the award will help with the costs of any future treatment that may be required.
If you would like advice or to find out more about Dental Bridge Claims you can find our advice page here Dental Bridge Advice, or you can read about more successful cases the Dental Law Partnership have been involved with via the link below. Alternatively, if you feel you have been a victim of negligence as a result of your dentist, get in touch with the Dental Law Partnership team today by calling freephone 0808 163 5598, or fill out an online form.