A woman from the North West was awarded £24,000 in compensation after experiencing dental negligence from her long-term dentist. Mrs K suffered from extensive nerve damage due to an implant procedure carried out by her dentist, Dr R. Mrs K approached The Dental Law Partnership after it was discovered Dr R was responsible for the continuous numbness she was experiencing.
Mrs K who already had upper and lower dentures, wanted something more fixed and approached Dr R and asked if implants could be fitted. Mrs K was confident that Dr R would carry out satisfactory work, and commenced with her implant treatment. Unfortunately, Mrs K was left with post-operative numbness of her lip and chin which was both distressing and difficult to deal with. When she revisited Dr R, he advised that this was part of the healing process and to give it time to adjust, meanwhile carrying on with her implant treatment.
Mrs K was sceptical about how she was being treated by Dr R and decided to go to a new dentist within the surgery, who then sent her for a second opinion from a local dental hospital. It was discovered that Dr R had caused damage to the nerve in Mrs K mouth during the treatment, meaning Mrs K experienced permanent numbness of the lip and chin after dental implant placement. As a result Mrs K found herself having trouble with simple daily tasks such as eating and drinking, which has a devastating impact on everyday life.
After contacting the Dental Law Partnership, our team of qualified solicitors took on her case on her behalf. We successfully settled the case and Mrs K was awarded £24,000 in compensation. Our legal professionals understand that dental negligence can have an overwhelming effect on your life, which is why we do everything we can to fight for the compensation you deserve. Call our friendly team today on 0800 0853 823 (FREE) to discuss your case.