North East woman obtains £18,500 after dentist failed to diagnose and treat decay
Mrs M received £18,500 compensation with the help of Christine Salter, Senior Solicitor at the Dental Law Partnership after her dentist failed to diagnose and treat decay.
A regular attendee with Dr A, Mrs M thought the treatments that were provided to her were necessary so didn’t question them. On two separate appointments, Dr A extracted 2 of Mrs M’s teeth due to pain she was suffering with. Again Mrs M didn’t question the option to extract the teeth as she believed it would help with the discomfort.
However she continued to experience pain in part of her mouth so made an emergency appointment with another dentist. Mrs M told the dentist at the appointment that the pain was keeping her awake at night.
After an examination the condition of her oral health was brought to light. A number of Mrs M’s teeth were badly decayed, something that should have been picked up on by Dr A. The dentist also had to extract a further tooth.
If the decay had been correctly diagnosed and treated by Dr A then Mrs M would only have required restorations. Instead, due to Dr A’s negligence, Mrs M has had to undergo 3 extractions and faces tooth loss in the future.
Mrs M commented, “I feel really let down by Dr A. I regularly attended the dentist and I’ve ended up with lost teeth and the need for root canal treatment. It has had a massive knock on my confidence and trust in going to the dentist.”
At the Dental Law Partnership our team of specialist will help you throughout the process to make sure it’s as stress free as possible. If you feel like you have suffered from dental negligence then please get in touch. You can submit our online claim form or ring us on 0808 271 6955.