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...

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