Dental Negligence Case Study

16 December 2015

Dental Negligence Case Study
Dental Negligence 1

Mrs Watt's Story

Our client, Mrs Watts, instructed us to bring a claim against her former dentist in relation to a failure to carry out root canal therapy to an acceptable standard.

As a result of this, she suffered from an infection in the root of the tooth. Ultimately, the tooth required removal due to the infection. She was advised that an implant would result in the best cosmetic outcome and underwent two procedures where firstly the metal implant was surgically buried underneath the gum. After a healing period the crown was attached to the implant.

In Mrs Watts' case, it was alleged that if root canal therapy had been carried out appropriately, she would not have required extraction of the tooth, nor the insertion of the implant. She therefore underwent various unnecessary dental procedures as a result of dental negligence.

Mrs Watts' claim was successful and she received a sum of £6,500 in damages.



This information is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended that specific professional advice is sought before acting on any of the information given. © Shoosmiths LLP 2024

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