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:
- 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.
The Judge described the treatment provided by the defendant dentist as “appalling”.
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