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 error compensation claim.
John Turnbull, aged 56 from Gateshead underwent the negligent treatment at the Glenholme Dental Practice in nearby Dunston in 2008. The practice was run by Dr. David Stewart at the time, who John had been seeing for fifteen years. This time, however, Dr. Stewart informed John that he had an infection and that two of his bottom teeth needed extraction.
After the treatment, John experienced excruciating pain for several weeks and, when returning to the surgery to try and get further treatment, found the practice had closed. John looked for 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 claim.
When compiling John´s claim, solicitors found 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 did not accept liability, he was struck of the Dentists´ Registry in March 2010 and John´s claim for dentist´s error compensation was resolved with the former dentist´s insurers.