North West man who became a victim of dental neglect is awarded £12,000 in compensation.
Going to the dentist can be stressful, but if you have experienced bad treatment, the memory of this painful ordeal can stay with you much longer. Unfortunately, Mr H had to deal with this first hand as a result of his dentist, Dr A.
From 2010 to 2014, Mr H was a regular attendee at his local dental surgery, repeatedly seeing his dentist, Dr A. Throughout the entire 4 years, Dr A failed to pick up on a number of dental issues that occurred in Mr H’s teeth, leading to the gradual decline of his oral health.
Mr H started to suffer constant pain and became extremely distressed. Dr A provided root canal treatment and a crown however after endless visits and continued pain Mr H decided to seek a second opinion. Mr H was shocked to discover that during the 4 years he was a patient of Dr A he had failed to treat decay in a number of teeth. The treatment he had provided in the form of root canal treatment and crowns was clinically unsatisfactory.
As a result of Dr A’s neglect Mr H has suffered the loss of 12 teeth. Had the decay been promptly diagnosed and treated, Mr H could have received simple restorative treatment and the decay would not have progressed, meaning his teeth would have been saved. Due to the severity of Dr A’s negligence, Mr H now suffers from depression and reoccurring low moods.
After his severe maltreatment, Mr H got in touch with the Dental Law Partnership. Our team of expert solicitors fought the case which ultimately resulted in a Mr H receiving £24,000 compensation helping towards the cost of restorative treatment and helping Mr H move on with his life.
If you feel you have suffered from any form of dental neglect, the Dental Law Partnership are on hand to help. Get in touch with one of our friendly team today on 0800 0853 823 (FREE).