A man from Margate has received £5,000 by way of compensation for his dentist’s failure to properly treat his tooth decay. The patient first saw his dentist in 2006 and although he started experiencing toothache and spotted a cavity that he informed his dentist about, nothing was done. It was not until September 2010 that x-rays were taken and the extent of the decay was discovered. A deep filling was provided by the dentist but the patient continued to experience pain.
Another dentist examined him and this led to an oral exam at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital. Following this the patient experienced more problems and saw a different dentist at the practice, but was still unhappy with the treatment received. After switching to another dentist he had root canal treatment and a crown.
You may be entitled to claim compensation for poor dental treatment
When you visit the dentist you expect to receive the best possible treatment. For the most part this is exactly what happens – you receive excellent care from well-trained dentists. However, there is always the potential that you might receive sub-standard care or that negligence could occur. There must be proof of this occurring for poor dental treatment to be proven and to warrant compensation, but you can get advice and input about this from a professional injury compensation lawyer. They will have the required experience in dealing with these types of cases and will be able to assess your case to see whether you can make a claim for compensation for the injuries or poor treatment you may have suffered.
Seek no-obligation advice from Accident Advice Helpline now
If you feel your dentist has let you down and provided sub-standard dental treatment, it is always best to seek professional advice. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help and has experience in assisting clients in all manner of different situations.
You should contact us within three years of the incident occurring and call us on our free 24/7 enquiry line so you know where you stand. We provide no-obligation advice and you can even make things easier by taking our 30-second online test if you wish. With our support and advice you may be able to win a claim for negligence of this kind. Call us now to find out more and to get the advice you need.
Source: Dental Law
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown