Between 1994 and 2011, Mrs A from the South West followed the advice many of us do and attended regular check up appointments with her dentist Dr Y. In doing this, Mrs A believed she was safeguarding her smile, assuming her dentist would spot any issues early and treat them accordingly. Indeed, Dr Y performed two root canal treatments during this period as the need arose.
However, when Dr Y retired in 2011, Mrs A began to see a new dentist who uncovered 17 years of neglect. There were multiple infections in the upper quadrants of Mrs A’s mouth, which her dentist had failed to diagnose or treat, resulting in the loss of four teeth. The two root canal treatments carried out by Dr Y, it also transpired, were of a poor standard and had to be repeated by Mrs A’s new dentist.
If Dr Y had provided treatment of the expected high quality in the first instance, and had not failed to diagnose decay and infections, the loss of teeth and repeated treatments could have been avoided. Because of this negligence, Mrs A approached The Dental Law Partnership and their specialist team of dental malpractice solicitors, who fought her case winning £17,500 in compensation. This covered the cost of treatment and restoration work, as well as compensating Mrs A for years of wasted dental appointments and the trauma and feelings of embarrassment brought on by a damaged smile.
If you have been the victim of dental negligence then you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. Contact our expert team of solicitors today on 0800 0853 823. They specialise in dental malpractice claims and so have the complex and particular legal knowledge necessary to win the compensation you deserve.