Case Studies: Healthcare

£40,000 Settlement for Dental Claim

O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors recently obtained a settlement of £40,000 on behalf of our client who suffered damage due to dental care provided to her, requiring remedial treatment. Kevin Hegarty dealt with the matter.

Our client attended her General Dentist for crown and bridge treatment. A bridge was inserted into the upper left quadrant of her mouth. Following the insertion of the bridge, our client repeatedly attended her dentist as the bridge continually failed. It was re-inserted on a number of occasions, without any real investigation as to the reason the bridge was failing.

Once instructed, we obtained our client’s treatment records and instructed an independent expert. This expert identified issues in respect of consent, failure to advise of alternative treatments, issues in respect of manner in which the treatment was performed, and failures in respect of aftercare. We obtained expert evidence in respect of the damage caused, including psychological upset and distress, as well as the costs of remedial treatment.

After High Court proceedings were issued, we engaged in settlement negotiations with the Defendant’s representatives and a settlement of £40,000 was agreed plus costs. The settlement was made without admission of liability.

Our client had the following kind words to say:

“I would strongly recommend Kevin Hegarty, of O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors, to anyone requiring legal advice and assistance. Kevin came highly recommended to me and he did not disappoint. From my first meeting with Kevin he demonstrated a level of integrity and competence which I found very reassuring. Kevin was supportive throughout the entire process and his advice regarding; the best course of action, typical time frames, potential costs and likely outcome was very helpful (and accurate). I was provided with regular updates and, when unavailable, Kevin returned my calls promptly. I am very grateful to Kevin for his professionalism and exceptional support in bringing my case to a satisfactory conclusion.”

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