Maria Indermuhle, 32, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) aged 29 and told she would be left unable to walk. But Mrs Indermuhle, who left Inverness to live in Switzerland with her husband Jacques, started to notice her health deteriorating a few months after having dental treatment carried out in Scotland.
She experienced pins and needles in her legs and hands, loss of vision, slurred speech and panic attacks and eventually could hardly walk. After a year of undergoing various tests at hospital, she was diagnosed with MS in October 2012. Before marrying her husband in Inverness, Mrs Indermuhle had several mercury fillings at an NHS dentist. Tasting metal straight after the treatment, she brought this up with her dentist, who assured her it was normal.
It was only several months later that she discovered mercury poisoning presents the same symptoms as MS. She had tests carried out by a metal testing doctor in Switzerland which confirmed she was suffering from mercury poisoning. Unfortunately, NHS Highland refused to accept responsibility for Mrs Indermuhle’s case, saying they believe amalgam fillings are safe, a view which is supported by the British Dental Association. They also stated that she would have needed to make a claim within 12 months of her dental treatment.
Have you been affected by mercury poisoning?
Mercury poisoning can be hard to detect without testing, but if you have had recent dental treatment and experience any of the below symptoms, you should contact your GP or hospital straight away:
- Lack of co-ordination
- Mood swings
- High blood pressure
These symptoms could be indicative of other conditions, but if you are affected by the onset of several of these symptoms after recent dental work, mercury poisoning could be the cause.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today
The good news is that there are steps you can take, if you think you have been affected by mercury poisoning or any other type of medical negligence. Contact Accident Advice Helpline and we will first establish whether you have a viable claim, before determining whether negligence actually occurred. If it did, we will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. You know you can rely on us to provide you with the very best service – we’re recommended by our patron, Esther Rantzen, and accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and we offer a 100% no win, no fee** service. So get in touch with us today and see how we can help you with your medical negligence claim.
Source: Mail Online
Date Published: August 9, 2014
Author: David Brown