Since originally visiting the dental professional in 2002, the man had been a regular visitor to the practice, but his gum disease was only diagnosed when he visited another dentist in 2009 for consultation about implants. The second dentist informed the patient that he had lost bone around his teeth, due to an advanced form of periodontal disease, or gum disease.
He was told that the prognosis for UL4 was very poor. This very tooth had been treated by the original dentist and yet he had failed to identify the infection. The man was also told that UL6, another tooth which had been treated by the original dentist had decayed greatly and would also have to be removed.
After deciding to pursue dental compensation, the man contacted the Dental Law Partnership to fight his claim. While the dentist refused to admit liability, the expert solicitors at the Dental Law Partnership were able to bring a case against him and win £20,000 in damages in an out of court settlement. This money will be used for repeat root canal treatment at UL4 followed by a crown, and to pay for a set of implants to replace the teeth which were lost due to the untreated gum disease.
When a patient suffers due to unsatisfactory dental work it is now possible to bring a dental negligence case against the dentist in question.
The Dental Law Partnership provides specialist dental law support to the victims of dental negligence. As the leading specialist dental compensation solicitors in the UK, the Dental Law Partnership can ensure dental patients obtain justice for their dental complaints.
The Dental Law Partnership team is made up of experienced solicitors and in-house dentists, providing unique expertise and insight. Patients who believe they have a right to compensation for poor dental work, can find out quickly if they have grounds for a claim.
For more information, call the Dental Law Partnership on freephone 0800 0853 823, or pay a visit to http://www.dentallaw.co.uk.