Sydney man receives $160,000 after dentist fractures his jaw during tooth extraction

Published 26 Apr 2018

In this matter, our client sought the services of a Sydney dentist after experiencing tooth pain. The dentist decided that one of his wisdom teeth would need to be removed and our client agreed to have this tooth pulled out, trusting his dentist to provide appropriate care to him in during procedure.

During the extraction procedure, the Dentist applied local anesthetic and began attempting to pull the tooth out. After a short while, our client heard and felt a sudden crack. The Dentist continued to perform the procedure and managed to pull the wisdom tooth.

After the tooth was pulled, it was apparent something had gone wrong. Our client was quickly requested to attend the emergency department of a nearby hospital.

At Hospital, it was found that our client’s jaw had been fractured from the dentist’s aggressive extraction.

As a result of this mistreatment by his Dentist, our client was extremely distressed by his experience and the injuries he sustained. Due to the fracture to his jaw, our client lost weight, suffered nerve injury, felt pain and experienced loss of sensation in chin and lip.

Our client approached Gerard Malouf and Partners to enquire about the compensation he may be entitled to for the mistreatment he received by this Sydney Dentist. Medical Negligence Lawyer Keegan Behrens took a strong interest in this case and fought on our clients behalf to gather all the evidence available in support of our client’s claim.

To avoid the unnecessary delay and meet our client’s needs, a settlement conference was organised to provide a swift avenue for our client to receive compensation quickly. Medical Negligence Lawyer Keegan Behrens as well as an expert barrister, negotiated and settled upon an order for this Sydney Dentist to compensate our client $160,000.00 due to his conduct and poor treatment.

Our expert medical negligence lawyers have the knowledge and skills to reach the best outcome for anyone who has suffered as a result of sub-standard or negligent treatment from any type of medical practitioner. If you think that you may be entitled to compensation based on injuries you have suffered as a result of negligent medical treatment, please call us today on 1800 004 878  for free advice or to take advantage of a free consultation with one of our accredited personal injury specialists.