Compensation of £6,000 awarded to a North East dental patient after two dentists failed to diagnose and treat tooth decay
The Dental Law Partnership were recently able to secure £6,000 compensation, on behalf of a patient who felt seriously let down by the treatment she received from her dentists.
Ms Y, was a regular attending dental patient. During her check-ups she saw Dr R and Dr S. However, despite regular visits, she developed tooth decay that went undiagnosed and untreated by her dentists over an extended period of time.
Ms Y suspected there was something wrong when she experienced toothache, discomfort and also had episodes of infection. She decided to get another opinion where it was found that the two dentists had failed to diagnose and treat tooth decay. Due to the decay being left untreated Ms Y now requires root canal treatment and faces the future loss of this tooth; meaning Ms Y will need further remedial implant treatment.
If the decay had been correctly diagnosed and an appropriate treatment plan formulated at an earlier stage, Ms Y’s tooth would have required simple treatment, as a result of her dentists’ failures, Ms Y has had to endure pain, inconvenience and the expense of prolonged treatment and discomfort.
Ms Y 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 £6,000 in compensation for Ms Y which will assist in the payment of her remedial treatment. 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