Our client, Miss L, was awarded £15,000 after becoming the victim of dental negligence by her family dentist. Throughout her younger years, Miss L attended her local surgery for routine check-ups and any minor treatments that were required, however it was only when Dr N retired that the real issues began to surface.
After being examined by her new dentist in November 2013, Miss L was referred for an orthodontic opinion when it was discovered that a number of Miss L’s baby teeth were still present at this time. After an orthodontic assessment a treatment plan was formulated to refer Miss L for extraction of four of her baby teeth that had not yet fallen out. Throughout her treatment with Dr N, Miss L had always been reassured that the baby teeth would fall out naturally.
This proved to be extremely stressful and uncomfortable for Miss L as Dr N had previously failed to investigate why her permanent teeth were not emerging. The solution would have been straightforward if it was done at an earlier stage but as a result of the delay Miss L had to undergo invasive surgery that involved the removal of bone and the uncovering of her buried canines.
Unfortunately, Dr N failed to treat his patient with the care that was required and just reassured Miss L that nature would take its course. After requesting more information from the Dental Law Partnership, we were able to advise Miss L that she had grounds to claim against her former dentist, resulting in a successful claim for £15,000 to compensate for the delayed discomfort and painful restorative procedures she had to go through.
Our experienced team of solicitors will be able to advise on your potential dental negligence claim, so get in touch with the Dental Law Partnership today on 0800 0853823 (FREE).