Our client Miss D, a 52 year old woman from the West Midlands received £20,000 in an out of court settlement after two dentists failed to treat her gum disease.
Miss D visited her first dentist Dr I in 1996, and regularly attended until 2005. In those 9 years Dr I failed to diagnose and treat Miss D’s gum disease and failed to refer her to a specialist in order for her to receive the treatment she needed.
In 2005 Miss D changed dentists and visited her second dentist Mr E; between 2005 and 2010 when Miss D was a patient, he again failed to provide any treatment for Miss D’s gum disease and proceeded to carry out root canal treatment and bridgework on teeth that had a hopeless prognosis.
Due to Both Dr I’s and Mr E’s failings in treating Miss D’s gum disease, Miss D underwent avoidable root canal treatment and bridgework, lost two teeth and is likely to lose a further 7 in the future.
Neither Dr I nor Mr E admitted liability, however with the help of the Dental Law Partnership Miss D was successfully able to receive compensation. Miss D commented ‘I never imagined that my dentists would fail to provide basic care, but I am glad that I now have the money to fix the problems they have left me with.’