June 22, 2017

The Apologies (Scotland) Act 2016 gives protection to Scottish dentists who formally apologise to patients where dental negligence may have occurred. How does this affect a dental claim?

June 16, 2017

A great result today for a Southampton, based dental claim client.  £7000 in compensation (out of court) for his dentist failing to diagnose and treat gum disease (periodontal disease).

My client attended the dentist (Dr W) on 51 separate occasions for dental treatment from 1987 until 2016.  My client (Mr D) was just 34 years of age. Most of the dental appointments...

June 15, 2017

Mr S was treated by a dentist in Yorkshire for wrongful extraction of two upper teeth.  The claim was quite straightforward -or so I thought.

Mr S attended the dentist Mr B back in 2014 for treatment.  UR4 was extracted and the claimant left the practice.  He returned some two hours later in pain and UR5 was also then extracted.  The practice was closed when he ret...

June 6, 2017

Did you know that until quite recently the General Dental Council (GDC) made the addresses of all registered dentists freely available online- which made my job as a dental solicitor much easier;  I could simply log onto the GDC website, search a name and the registered address of that individual would pop up. This was really helpful in tracing the whereabouts of...

May 10, 2017

A great result today for a Lancashire based dental claim client.  £5000 in settlement compensation for causing a nerve injury during a lower left wisdom tooth extraction.

My client underwent extraction of LL8 wisdom tooth back in December of 2014.  At the appointment, the dentist failed to advise the claimant that extraction of the LL8 may be problematic due to the...

May 9, 2017

In a recent article written by Leo Briggs who is deputy head of the Dental Defence Union www.theddu.com he explores the increase in recorded consultations and how these can benefit both dentists and patients – http://www.dentistry.co.uk/2017/04/13/thinking-recording-dental-consultations/

Since dealing with dental claims since 2001, I have only ever come across a ha...

April 26, 2017

The Lawgazette (24 April 2017) writes that one in four junior lawyers suffer from "severe" stress levels at work and that more than 90% said that they experience "some" stress.

 I think that the legal profession as a whole is stressed but the survey that was undertaken suggests that more than a third of junior lawyers had made a mistake that would not have happened...

April 26, 2017

As a specialist dental negligence solicitor I often have to explain in layman's terms to my clients the nature of breach of duty and causation.

There has long been caselaw to suggest that doctors and dentists owe a duty of care to their patients.  To be successful in a dental claim, a client must prove a breach of that duty of care by showing that the dentist did s...

April 20, 2017

As a specialist dental negligence solicitor I have never yet come across "hot tubbing".

In case you did not know what hut tubbing is - it is the practice of dental experts giving evidence in Court at the same time in each others company.  This goes against the normal practice of each dental expert stepping up - giving their evidence and then stepping down followed...

April 10, 2017

As a specialist dental negligence solicitor I have lost count on the amount of times that I have been asked whether a clients can bring a claim against a dentist for placing amalgam or silver (mercury based) fillings in teeth.

The recent move to phase out dental amalgams has come from the UN Environmental Programme in order to address concerns over mercury pollutio...

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