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Posted on 2nd April 2018

Compensation For Dental Bleach Burn

A woman was left temporarily paralysed after a botched operation for a root canal treatment. After the woman damaged her front tooth, her dentist performed root canal treatment. During the procedure, the dentist cleaned the tooth with a bleach solution. After the surgery, the patient noticed swelling affecting her face. She returned to her dentist because of her concern who then referred her to hospital.

While at the hospital, the swelling and bruising became worse and the patient could not see out of her left eye and could not talk. Her doctors told her that nerves in her face had been damaged because of a poor root canal treatment and bleaching. A week after being discharged from hospital she had to return again as the swelling refused to go down and she was left embarrassed and self-conscious by a swollen, bruised face and a missing front tooth.

As a result of the poor treatment that the patient suffered, the woman sought compensation and received £7,000 in an out of court settlement with the dentist in question. However, the whole experience could have been avoided had procedure been performed competently. Understandably, the patient is left scarred from her experience and is nervous of visiting dentists.

What Negligence Claimline say

If you have been affected by botched dental surgery or dental negligence, then it may be your right to claim compensation that you deserve. Whether dental work was completed by the NHS or privately, you may be entitled to compensation.

Dental negligence can include botched treatment as well as misdiagnosis, poor standard of care and failed cosmetic dentistry. If you feel you have a case for dental negligence, then have a chat with one of our friendly experts who can help you with your claim and support you however you wish to proceed with your claim. Working on a no win, no fee basis, we are here to help you. Get in touch now for free, friendly advice.