Dental Law Partnership wins £27,500 case for 26 year old woman from Epsom.
The Dental Law Partnership has helped a client from the south of England to receive £27,500 in dental compensation after inadequate dentistry lead to serious medical issues.
The result was a £27,500 compensation pay-out due to the successful claim undertaken by the specialist dental negligence solicitors at the Dental Law Partnership.
Their client, a 26 year old woman from Epsom, Surrey was left with perforated sinuses after severe negligence on a dental practitioner’s part. The prominent dentist within the Reigate, Surrey area placed four teeth implants, two more than what was agreed with the Patient, who suffered from Ectodermal Dysplasia (ED) – a rare genetic condition that causes the person to have less than half the normal number of adult teeth.
A few months after surgery, the implants began to fail and a bill turned up stating that four, not two, implants had been surgically inserted. A second opinion was sought after the Patient began to worry something had gone wrong.
A CT scan undertaken by a second dentist revealed the Patient did not have the sufficient amount of bone at the implant areas to successfully support the new teeth. The dentist in question did not perform this preliminary check, resulting in a botched job and leaving the Patient needing severe corrective surgery.
It was revealed that the posts used by the dentist were too big for the bone area which in turn resulted in the Patient’s sinuses being perforated, causing serious and long term pain.
Having put her trust in the dentist, the 26 year old had no idea that her dentist would cause serious damage.
“As a sufferer from ED, I’m no stranger to the dentist and always knew I had to have extensive work done so I wasn’t too fazed when my dentist said that he intended to take two teeth out and replace them with two dental implants which he would use to support a bridge.”
“It wasn’t until I received his bill shortly after surgery in July 2010 for four implants not two that I started to get concerned. He had never mentioned four before and certainly nothing was put in writing. However, I felt that as he’d already performed the surgery there was very little I could do but proceed with the new treatment plan.”
The Patient’s first dentist had fitted her with a new bridge in September 2010, but she had to return to the practice after it felt loose when she ate. She was advised to wait for it to fall out on its own before it could be re-cemented. In November on returning to her dentist she was told she would need a replacement bridge, a replacement implant and shockingly that she had lost some of the bone surrounding one of the implants.
After losing confidence with her dentist and getting the second opinion she was referred straight away to St George’s Hospital in Wandsworth, where it was discovered two of the implants fitted in June had been placed incorrectly, puncturing her sinuses.
It was then the Patient decided to sue her first dentist for dental negligence, instructing the Dental Law Partnership.
The case was brought to the UK’s leading dental negligence solicitors - The Dental Law Partnership, where it was presented with evidence which showed that the dentist in question had not obtained consent to place two of the four implants, placed them incorrectly and perforated her sinuses. The result was a £27,500 compensation pay-out due to the successful claim undertaken by the specialist dental negligence solicitors at the Dental Law Partnership.
If you feel you have been a victim of dental negligence, contact the specialist lawyers at The Dental Law Partnership on 0800 0853 823 or visit http://www.dentallaw.co.uk/ to get your dental negligence claim underway.
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