Wixted & Co secure £33,000 after dentist failed to make a diagnosis of chronic gum disease.
Our client attended her general dentist for a long period, starting in approximately 1998, until June 2013.
During this time the dentist failed to make a diagnosis of chronic gum disease which allowed this to progress to periodontitis. As a result our client did not receive the required treatment, care and advice for a period of over 12 years.
During this time the dentist failed to make a diagnosis of chronic gum disease which allowed this to progress to periodontitis…
Due to this failure to treat our client she has lost almost half of the bone attachment to her teeth, the avoidable loss of four teeth, the probable future loss of a further two teeth and requires extensive and costly treatment to address her periodontitis and in an attempt to stabilise her oral condition.
The issues involved were the failure of the dentist to perform proper examinations, either initially or at any time throughout the years she attended, failure to diagnose and treat gum disease and general poor advice, care and treatment.
We obtained medical reports by independent medical experts to prove our client’s injuries and the negligence she suffered. After negotiating with her dentist’s insurers, we secured £33,000 in a compensation settlement for her.