Legal case for prolonged sub-standard treatment- Client receives £17,500 after suffering from prolonged dental incompetence.
Our client, a 56 year old woman from the South received £17,500 in an out of court settlement after her dentist failed on multiple occasions to carry out routine procedures.
Mrs E first visited her dentist Dr I in 1978, and continued to do so for the next 32 years. In this time Mrs E had to undergo multiple fillings on one of her teeth, with Dr I failing to remove the decay from the tooth before carrying out repeat fillings. Mrs E also underwent four root canal treatments all of which Dr I failed to correctly carry out properly.
When Mrs E visited a new dental centre in 2010 it was discovered that three of her teeth were so badly damaged that they could not be saved and it was recommended that they were extracted. Her new dentist advised that she undertake a course of implant treatment that fixed the gaps in her teeth.
Due to Dr I’s prolonged inability to treat Mrs E’s decay, our client had to endure years of discomfort and painful treatment, and had to have costly remedial treatment to fix the problems caused by Dr I’s treatment.
Dr I did not admit liability but with the help of the Dental Law Partnership Mrs E was successful in her claim, she commented ‘I am so pleased that after all these years of mistreatment I now have the compensation to put right what Dr I did.’