Statement from David Corless-Smith, Dentist, Solicitor and Barrister and Director of Dental Law Partnership, law firm specialising in dental negligence
“The news that 22,000 patients are being recalled and will have to undergo tests after being treated by a dentist who did not follow proper procedures over a 32-year period is deeply shocking but not altogether surprising.
“Unfortunately, we see this kind of appalling malpractice on a daily basis and work on behalf of patients to bring rogue dentists to justice.
“We fought and successfully settled a similar case in Birmingham where a patient was treated with instruments previously used on a patient known to have HIV and Hepatitis. As a result, the patient we represented had to take antiviral drugs for six months, and suffered extensive side-effects from these including nausea and migraines. That patient also required counselling in order to come to terms with what had happened.
“For far too long dentists have been considered to be untouchable, with patients who have had appalling treatment too afraid to come forward or unsure of how to tackle dental malpractice. Today’s case in Nottingham is lifting the lid on an issue that affects every single one of us.
“It’s a basic right to expect good quality dental treatment every single time you visit the dentist and we should be able to trust all practitioners. Only by taking rogue dentists to task and bringing them to justice through the courts, can we ever expect to stamp out malpractice in the dental profession.”
The Dental Law Partnership has provided high quality legal representation for dental patients who have received negligent treatment for over 14 years. We are currently representing 100s of Dr D’Mello’s former patients in claims for the negligence and stress they have endured. If you too have been treated by Dr D’Mello and are concerned about the treatment you have received then call us today on 0800 8085185 or request a call back here.