Mrs D visited her dentist Dr A, between the years of 2008 and 2010 thinking she was getting the best level of service. Unfortunately this was not the case.
In 2010 Mrs D enquired about implant options to replace her upper denture. In 2010 Dr A proceeded with a treatment of a 10 unit bridge with 6 implants in the upper right and upper left quadrants of Mrs D’s mouth. A bridge was then fitted once these implants had healed.
Unfortunately, no periodontal exam was conducted throughout the process.
After deciding to seek the help of another dentist in 2011 due to a chipped crown in the upper arch, Mrs D’s problems began to unfold.
Unfortunately it wasn’t until 2012 after complaining to her dentist that her bridge was becoming loose that the new dentist advised that it was indeed, ill fitting. Eventually one implant and crown subsequently fell out at a later date. It was then that her new dentist decided to delve deeper into what was causing these problems.
Mrs D was eventually diagnosed with bone loss around the implants and her dentist eventually realised that the bridge fitted by Dr A had severe defects. Mrs D now faces the loss of 4 implants and will now have to have her bridge removed all because her dentist did not detect bone loss in the initial stages of treatment.
Unfortunately dental negligence claims like these are quite common, causing serious and sometimes even life changing injuries to unsuspecting patients.
A compensation claim helps victims of dental negligence deal with these injuries by providing a means to get the dental treatment they deserve. It helps to cover any medical bills or loss of earnings, even the pain and suffering caused by any social anxiety due to a damaged smile.
With this in mind, the expert solicitors at The Dental law Partnership always fight for the maximum amount of compensation available at all times for their clients, to ensure they have access to the treatment they deserve and to help them get their smile back.
If you feel you have been a victim of dental negligence or suffered due to poor dentistry including misdiagnosis of gum disease, contact the specialist lawyers at The Dental Law Partnership on 0800 0853 823 to get your dental negligence claim underway.