Our client, Mr C*, approached Farleys’ dental negligence team about the possibility of making a claim for substandard treatment from his dentist.
Mr C received dental treatment as a teenager some years prior. Following his dental treatment, Mr C experienced subsequent infections related to pulp necrosis and required further considerable dental treatment including teeth extraction.
Some years later our client heard that the dentist who performed the treatment on him had been suspended from the profession which led Mr C to question whether the treatment he had received himself was negligent.
Mr C approached Farleys to act on his behalf in making a claim for compensation for dental negligence.
Farleys’ dental negligence team, led by Partner Michael Corrigan, conducted extensive investigations into what occurred, accessing medical records and expert reports. It was found that the dentist (defendant) failed to inform our client of the risks involved in the treatment he received. The defendant also failed to talk our client through the alternative treatments available.
In this event, it was argued that the defendant failed to obtain informed consent from our client before proceeding with the treatment which led to the complications post-treatment. Going forward, it is believed that our client will also need future crown replacements.
Our team put the findings to the defendant’s solicitors and successfully negotiated a settlement of £47,000.
Michael Corrigan commented,
Our client experienced initial and ongoing distress as a result of the treatment he received from the defendant. We were pleased to have been able to negotiate this settlement for him which will cover the cost of past and future treatment. While nothing can the experience our client suffered, we hope the settlement can provide closure and allow him to move on with his life.
If you have received dental treatment which you believe to be negligent, please get in touch with Farleys’ dental negligence team to discuss the possibility of making a claim.
*Client’s name has been changed to protect their right to privacy.