Five-figure settlement negotiated for client who suffered life-changing dental damage

We secured a significant sum for our client who suffered life-changing dental damage as a result of hospital negligence.

 

Our client had previously suffered damage to his oesophagus and teeth following chemotherapy and surgery to treat oesophageal cancer. This injury was causing him to have difficulty swallowing and he could only eat a carefully planned diet.

The hospital advised our client that he would benefit from a complete extraction of his full set of teeth. He would then be fitted with an immediate partial denture before receiving implants and bridgework.

Our client underwent the full extraction, but the planned implantology and bridgework did not take place because the Hospital Trust subsequently closed the treating clinic.

He was therefore left with ill-fitting dentures which meant he was unable to eat solid food. This caused significant weight loss, pain and suffering, as well as financial loss.

The Outcome

Our Clinical Negligence team, led by Laura Sylvester, negotiated a five- figure settlement which enabled our client to pay for private dental surgery to repair the damage to his teeth, and also reflected his pain, suffering and loss of amenity.

“Laura is an outstanding clinical negligence litigator. She made the whole process very workable for me and I felt safe and in highly capable hands every step of the way. I was impressed by her command of the case and
attention to detail.”

If you have any questions or concerns about the topics raised in this case study please contact a member of the Medical Negligence and Personal Injury team at claims@kingsleynapley.co.uk or call us on 020 7814 1200.

Laura Sylvester

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury

Legal Counsel

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