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.

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.

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