A Chipping Norton resident who sued two dentists after they both failed to spot her tooth decay has been awarded £6,500 in an out of court settlement reports the Banbury Guardian.
Zara Annesley, 28, sued Dr Wadee and Dr Ebrahim from Gentle Dental of Evesham, after they both failed to recognise the decay, leading to her suffering permanent damage.
Zara said: “I have always had my teeth checked regularly. In the three years I saw Dr Wadee and Dr Ebrahim I was never made aware of any problems.
It was only when Ms Annesley visited a new dentist that she discovered she had untreated decay. She said: “Naturally I was shocked. It’s your dentist’s job to keep your teeth healthy.”
Zara’s lawyer, Tim Armitage from the UK’s leading specialist dental negligence law firm, the Dental Law Partnership, said: “We are advised that Dr Wadee and Dr Ebrahim’s failures to spot such a routine problem as tooth decay has led to my client suffering irreversible damage and having to undergo further treatment to fix the damage caused.
“Zara has lost a tooth, needed root canal treatment and had crowns fitted on three teeth, things which could have been avoided had the decay been spotted earlier.”
Zara continued: “It’s upsetting that I have suffered unnecessary damage but I am glad that it is now sorted. The money is going towards paying for the remedial treatment I have needed since.”
Neither Dr Wadee nor Dr Ebrahim have admitted liability.