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Over $125,000 in compensation to a dental patient for negligent dental treatment

We acted on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries both dental and psychological injuries are a result of her dentist’s negligent treatment.

Upon referral from our client’s General Practitioner, our client attended a Dentist to replace one false front tooth in her lower jaw, which was 15 years old, worn out and needed replacement. However, the dentist insisted on removing three healthy teeth adjacent to the false tooth and placing one six unit bridge in the front of her lower jaw. Our client agreed with the treatment.

The bridge failed and our client was left with constant pain. Our client kept going back to see the dentist to no benefit to her  Our client could not eat and bite on even the softest peach because the smallest pressure would make the pain worse to the teeth on which the bridge was sitting creating leverage. As a result of the negligence of the dentist, our client lost 5 lower jaw front teeth due to bone loss and she was in need of an extensive rehabilitation to restore her lower jaw function.

Our client obtained our advice and engaged the expert legal services of our solicitors for carriage of her matter. In this case, we consulted and sought the opinion of an expert Dental Surgeon in Sydney as to whether proper procedure was carried out. We also obtained medical reports to ascertain the extent of our client’s loss in terms of physical and psychiatric injuries and continuing disabilities.

Ultimately, with the strength of expert evidence, the insurance company of the dentist agreed to offer our client a settlement amount over $125,000 for her pain and suffering and treatment costs. Our client was keen for the matter to settle and was very happy with the result.

We are a highly focused and specialised medical negligence compensation law firm being small enough to care, yet large enough to have solid financial, medical and expert resources to match the big defendants and insurance firms. Our “no win no fee’’ arrangements and written guarantee to reduce fees in the unlikely event of a poor result is unmatched in the legal industry Australia-wide.

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