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Sian's Story: £7,000 claimed for damages caused by a faulty dental bridge fitting

Our client Sian* received £7,000 damages after her dentist incorrectly fitted a lower dental bridge and caused damage to her upper teeth during the fitting.

Background

Sian contacted Longden Walker and Renney after becoming unhappy with her dentist, who was advising her that her new dental bridge was fitted correctly, despite her suffering months of pain and discomfort. We obtained her dental records, and during this process the dentist made an early offer to settle the claim at £4,000.  Sian was advised on the offer and warned that it did not take into account the damage caused to her upper teeth during the dental bridge fitting.  The offer was rejected and independent medical evidence was obtained.

The claims process

The independent medical evidence confirmed that the dental bridge had been fitted incorrectly and that damage had been caused to the upper teeth during the fitting.

We were therefore able to enter into negotiations with the dentist and reach a settlement of £7,000, to compensate Sian for pain and suffering she had endured as well as the treatment cost to replace the dental bridge and repair her upper teeth.  As part of the settlement agreement, all of Sian’s legal costs and expenses were paid by the dentist.

What do do if you feel you may have a similar claim

Do not hesitate to contact us for a No Obligation, Free Consultation about securing compensation and getting rehabilitation support as quickly as possible.

 Any claim for compensation will need to take into account pain, suffering and loss of amenity together with any past and future financial loss and expense including earnings, rehabilitation and treatment costs, nursing care, disability equipment and the cost of adaptations to meet the injured person’s housing requirements.

 You can contact one of clinical negligence specialists by emailing us at law@longdens.co.uk or calling us on 0191 5666 500. Alternatively, fill in our short enquiry form and one of our specialist solicitors will be in touch.

 *Sian is a pseudonym to preserve anonymity

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