UK Dentist Negligence

Negotiations Resolve Patient’s Claim for Negligent Dentist

Posted on: July 5th, 2012 by Medical Negligence

A man has received a five-figure settlement after he underwent negligent surgery at a dental practice that resulted in two of his teeth being unnecessarily removed.

John Turnbull, aged fifty-six from Gateshead, visited his dentist in 2008 with a pain in his jaw. He went to the Glenholme Dental Practice, in the nearby Dunston, where Dr David Stewart had been his dentist for fifteen years. Mr Turnbull was informed by the dentist that he had an infection in his mouth and, as such, two of his bottom teeth would require extraction.

When the treatment was completed, Mr Turnbull found that he was suffering immense pain for many weeks afterwards. He attempted to return to the dental practice where he had undergone the procedure to get further treatment for the pain, but upon finding it closed, Mr Turnbull went to other dental practices. It was in another practice that it was discovered that Mr Turnbull’s teeth had been unnecessarily removed. Mr Turnbull then sought legal counsel before making a compensation claim against his dentist for the procedure.

As Mr Turnbull’s solicitors were investigating for his claim, they discovered that his dentist – Dr Stewart – had failed to treat a decaying tooth and that another three claims for medical negligence by a dentist were filed against him. Despite denying liability in each of the cases, Dr Stewart was struck from the Dentists’ Registry in March 2010. Out-of-court negotiations began between Dr Stewart’s insurers and Mr Turnbull’s solicitors, which resulted in Mr Turnbull receiving a £4,000 settlement of compensation for the negligent dental procedure.

Claim for Dentist´s Negligence Settled Out of Court

Posted on: July 4th, 2012 by Medical Negligence

A man who had two teeth unnecessarily removed by a negligent dentist has accepted an out-of-court settlement of 4,000 pounds in respect of his claim for dentist´s negligence compensation.

John Turnbull (56) from Gateshead underwent the negligent treatment at the Glenholme Dental Practice in 2008. The practice was then run by Dr. David Stewart, who John had been seeing for fifteen years. However, on this occasion, Dr. Stewart told John that he had an infection and that two of his bottom teeth needed extraction.

Following the treatment, John suffered excruciating pain for several weeks and, when returning to the surgery to try and get further treatment, found the practice had closed. John took treatment elsewhere and, when it was discovered that the teeth had been extracted unnecessarily sought legal advice about making a claim for dentist´s error compensation.

When compiling John´s claim, solicitors uncovered that Dr. Stewart had failed to diagnose and treat decay on another tooth and that three further claims for dentist error compensation had also been made against Dr. Stewart. Although Dr. Stewart denied liability, he was struck of the Dentists´ Registry in March 2010 and John´s claim for dentist´s negligence compensation was resolved with the former dentist´s insurers.