Our client, Mr C, a 77 year old man from the South East, has been awarded £32,500 in an out of court settlement after undergoing unsuccessful dental implant treatment.
This settlement was achieved for Mr C by his solicitors, The Dental Law Partnership, despite denials of liability by the dentists’ insurers.
Mr C first attended defendant 1, Mr E, who held himself out as an implant specialist, in 1996 to have dental implants fitted after his teeth were damaged when he was a victim of an attack.
Additional implants were fitted in 1997 and the original implant screws were tightened and refitted. Following this Mr C believed all to be fine with his teeth and attended his usual dentist for regular scale and polishes throughout 1998, 1999 and 2000.
In 2001 Mr C began experiencing problems with his implants and had to have new bolts and a bridge refitted.
Seven years later Mr C went to see another dentist, Dr W, It was under Dr W’s care that Mr C was informed that his teeth were in a poor condition and he was suffering from bone loss. Dr W subsequently removed some of the implants and fitted a denture. However, the denture was unsatisfactory and didn’t fit Mr C’s mouth properly.
Mr C couldn’t use the denture and experienced speech problems, difficult eating and general embarrassment.
Mr C will use the compensation which the Dental Law Partnership helped him win, to undergo corrective treatment to restore his dentition to health.