Robert Mills represents the claimant awarded the highest ever damages in a dental negligence case

14th June 2018

Clinical negligence specialist, Robert Mills has successfully represented the claimant at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on 11th June 2018, in a claim for extensive restorative treatment arising out of a wide range of negligently performed dental treatment. The claimant was awarded the highest general damages award ever reported in a dental negligence case in the sum of £65,000.00. Total damages were again the highest reported in a dental claim and amounted to over £160,000.00.

There were four elements to general damages:

  1. The loss of nine otherwise healthy teeth.
  2. 37 unnecessary items of dental treatment including crowns and root canal fillings.
  3. Occlusal problems such that the claimant had only three contact points in her mouth and was unable to eat hard foods.
  4. Psychological injury in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder and specific phobia anxiety relating to dental treatment.
    The Judge described the treatment provided by the defendant dentist as “appalling”.

Robert was instructed by Katie Parr of Royds Withy King.

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