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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 info@hh-law.co.uk.

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