South East man awarded £5,000 compensation after experiencing dental negligence with unnecessary extraction.
Mr R, from the South East, was a regularly attending patient with his dentist and when he found he had lost a filling, his first point of call was his dentist, Dr A. Although Mr R expected there to be a relatively straightforward solution to his dental problem, he was told by his trusted dentist that he must go through an extraction. Dr A performed the procedure but unfortunately demonstrated gross dental negligence as Mr R was left with painful roots still in his gum, meaning daily tasks such as eating and drinking became a challenge.
Mr R was under the impression he would only be losing one tooth, yet he was then told another tooth would be taken out without a valid reason or explanation for doing so. Dr A went ahead with the procedure, failing to use an appropriate surgical technique and without consulting his patient, so Mr R had to then cope with twice the pain he initially expected. The second extracted tooth was not of a concern before Mr R attended his appointment and for it to be removed without an indication as to why, Mr R felt he had become a victim of carelessness by his dentist.
After this, Mr R approached the Dental Law Partnership about his case and we set our expert team of dental negligence solicitors on the case in order to achieve the best possible result. We fought the case which resulted in a successful win of £5,000 for Mr R, in order to compensate for the unnecessary pain he had gone through during his ordeal as well as to cover the expense of restorative treatment.
If you think you may have been a victim of dental negligence, or if you have any questions regarding a dental incident, get in touch with our solicitors at the Dental Law Partnership today on 0800 0853823 (FREE) to discuss your case and fight for the compensation you deserve.