Barrister: Robert Mills
Date: 11th June 2018
Area of Law: Clinical negligence
Summary: Robert represented the Claimant at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. The Claimant was awarded the highest general damages award ever reported in a dental negligence case in the sum of £65,000.00. The total damages award was in excess of £160,000.00 which was also the highest ever reported in a dental claim. This was a claim for extensive restorative treatment arising out of a wide range of negligently performed dental treatment.
There were four elements to general damages:
- The loss of nine otherwise healthy teeth.
- 37 unnecessary items of dental treatment including crowns and root canal fillings.
- Occlusal problems such that the Claimant had only three contact points in her mouth and was unable to eat hard foods.
- Psychological injury in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder and specific phobia anxiety relating to dental treatment.