Mrs V put her trust in her dentist, Dr L, whom she had been treated by for over a decade. Mrs V expected that Dr L would provide her with the treatment that was in her best interest. Instead she became the victim of dental negligence.
Over the years Dr L provided Mrs V with numerous dental treatments. She was provided with a crown that was badly fitted and left Mrs V with repeated bouts of chronic infection. Dr L also performed unsatisfactory root canal treatment at one of Mrs V’s teeth. Along with the crown and root canal treatment, Dr L also fitted Mrs V with a bridge that was an inappropriate course of treatment given her dental health.
After dealing with the pain for so long she decided to visit a new dentist. This was when it became clear that the treatment carried out by Dr L was of a very poor standard. Mrs V said “I put my trust in Dr L whom I saw regularly, you don’t expect to find out that the treatment you have been provided by someone you trust has been done so badly.”
As a result of Dr L’s negligence, Mrs V had to have three teeth extracted and was provided with a bridge that was a wholly unsuitable course of treatment for her. Throughout her time as a patient of Dr L, Mrs V had to endure a prolonged period of pain and discomfort. She will now have to undergo costly remedial treatment in the form of a bone graft prior to implant placement to fill the gaps left by her extracted teeth.. The extensive level of mistreatment resulted in high levels of pain and distress for Mrs V, as well as causing obvious difficulties with eating and drinking.
Mrs V approached the Dental Law Partnership who happily took on her case. After our expert team of solicitors fought for the compensation she deserved, she was eventually awarded £10,000 in damages.
If you feel you have been a victim of dental malpractice, you could be eligible to make a claim for a compensation amount you’re entitled to. By claiming for compensation, you’re able to cover the costs of any future restorative treatment, as well as using it to put the agony of the ordeal behind you. To get the ball rolling with your claim, get in touch with the Dental Law Partnership today on Freephone 0800 0853 823.