Category: Medical Negligence

Client Awarded £5,000 Damages for Dental Negligence

Hampson Hughes Solicitors has brought a successful claim for medical negligence against a dental practice following a botched procedure and the subsequent unnecessary extraction of two teeth.

What happened?

Our client, a 56 year old man, visited the dentist in November 2010 complaining of pain and sensitivity in a tooth in his lower left jaw. After consideration, the dentist removed the tooth.

Our client was later informed that the tooth had fractured during the extraction, but was assured that the entire tooth had been removed.

Our client then experienced several days of continued pain and sensitivity. He returned to the dentist, where an x-ray was taken – the dentist failed to spot that part of the root had not been removed.

Misdiagnosis and Mistreatment

Our client was told that the pain was likely due to an infection, and he was prescribed a course of antibiotics.
When this failed to have any effect, the dentist replaced a filling in a neighbouring tooth, hoping that this would provide the solution to the man’s discomfort.

In June 2011, our client’s symptoms worsened. The dentist removed an adjacent tooth, and again prescribed antibiotics. Our client returned to the dentist a further five times.

In April 2012, the dentist replaced two more fillings, and in September 2012, the dentist removed another tooth. Our client experienced continued pain, and decided to visit a hospital.

What was the outcome?

Hospital staff took an x-ray of our client’s jaw and immediately recognised the embedded root.

In February 2013, the man underwent surgery to remove the root – which had by this time decayed, causing gingivitis for which the man is now receiving cleansing treatment.

Our client was awarded £5,000 in damages, and has registered with an alternative dental practice.

Dental negligence compensation claims with Hampson Hughes Solicitors

Dental negligence compensation may be available if you have experienced any unnecessary discomfort as a direct result of the actions taken by your dentist.

Depending on the severity of your dental injury, you may require expert medical care. Where possible, our expert team of medical negligence solicitors will help you to access specialist care as part of your claim.

Discover today if you are eligible to claim dental negligence compensation, call 0800 888 6 888 or email [email protected].

Claimant Awarded £3,500 in Dental Negligence Case

Our personal injury solicitors secured dental negligence compensation for a client who was the victim of dental negligence.

Incident

In January 2012, our client attended for appointment with his dentist (the defendant) complaining of swelling and pain to the left side of his mouth. He was advised that he had an abscess on his lower left molar (LL6) and the treatment options were root canal therapy or extraction. Our client elected to have root canal therapy, which was commenced that day.

Our client returned a week later for his dentist to complete the root canal therapy.

In March 2012 our client returned following a prolonged period of pain in his LL6. His treatment was taken over by another dentist. Our client was informed the root canal therapy had not been sufficiently completed. Although the second dentist attempted to rectify this, regrettably this attempt was unsuccessful and the tooth was extracted in June 2013.

Successful outcome

The claimant was awarded £3,500 in dental negligence compensation.

Dental negligence compensation claims

Depending on the severity of your dental injury, you may require expert medical care. Where possible, our expert team of dental negligence solicitors will help you to access specialist care as part of your claim. For further information on the types of rehabilitation support that may be available, please see ‘my rehabilitation’. Discover today whether you have a claim, call 0800 888 6 888 or email [email protected].