A young girl from the Midlands is awarded £18,000 in compensation after a dentist bungles her treatment, reports personal injury law firm, Accident Advice Helpline.
A teenager from Coventry has won a settlement of £18,000 in compensation after her dentist failed to correctly diagnose an abscess when she visited him at the Camphill Dental Practice in October 2009. Dentist Dr Syed Ahad had performed a routine check up on the young lady’s mouth and had administered a filling in one tooth.
Following the visit, the teenager started experiencing sharp pain in her face and in June 2010 had to be admitted to hospital to have the abscess drained. Eventually her tooth was removed, leaving her scarred for life on the neck and highly distressed by the experience.
Both her local paper, the Coventry Telegraph, and London based-paper, the Metro, have reported that the victim decided to take action against her dentist after being advised that he should have administered a root canal treatment on the tooth.
Her legal representatives have argued that by sealing the infection into the tooth with a filling, Ahad had made the situation worse and caused her unnecessary pain and suffering.
Accident Advice Helpline said of the case:
“Medical or dental negligence cases are not the most common things we deal with. Many people use our accident compensation calculator each and every day but the majority of their enquiries relate to car accidents or injuries at work.
“As UK citizens, we put our lives and trust in the hands of medical and dental professionals, and if we don’t feel that enough has been done to keep us safe and pain free, then of course we will look for a way to get something back for ourselves.
“UK compensation law exists to protect the individual and by using an accident compensation calculator or speaking with a trained professional, people can find out quickly and easily whether they do have a claim to make, and if they do then it is their right to pursue that claim.”
Accident Advice Helpline offer a basic accident compensation calculator for victims of any kind of non-fault injury, from slips and falls through to back injury claim cases.
The results are not a guarantee of any settlement figure and victims are encouraged to contact us directly for one-to-one advice on our 24-hour freephone helpline, 0800 689 0500.
Source: Coventry Telegraph
Date Published: August 31, 2012
Author: David Brown