In a shocking case of dental negligence, Mrs R of the West Midlands was subjected to almost two decades of malpractice from both Dr K and Dr O.
Mrs R attended the clinic of Dr K from May 1995 until July 2012 and, as we are all well-advised to do, attended regular dental examinations and underwent regular scale and polishes. During this time, Mrs R also underwent several incomplete tooth extractions, suffering soreness from the retained roots. In one case, she was not even given the option of retaining the tooth.
After Dr K retired in July 2012, Mrs R became a patient of Dr O, who failed to spot the issue of the retained root over the ensuing eight months, despite carrying out root canal treatments during this time.
The 18 years of negligence were only uncovered when Mrs R moved to another dental practice where they extracted the retained roots which were causing the pain and also provided appropriate dentures.
At this point, Mrs R approached the Dental Law Partnership, where our team of dental law solicitors investigated her claim and fought to win her compensation amounting to £40,000. This amount compensated Mrs R for the money she had spent over the years on unsuitable dental treatments, as well as paying for the restoration work she required and going some way to make up for the pain and suffering caused.
If you have suffered at the hands of a negligent dental practitioner and think you may have a claim for compensation, contact our specialist team of solicitors today on 0800 0853 823.