Pensioner awarded £4,000 compensation after tooth fell out on wedding dayTuesday, August 7th, 2012
A pensioner from Derbyshire has been awarded £4,000 in compensation after his tooth fell out on his wedding day.
William Brewster, 75, took legal action against dentist Dr Efi Theodorou, who had performed bridge and root canal treatment on him.
The bridge became dislodged and fell out as he ate breakfast following his wedding.
Dr Theodorou denied liability, but consented to the out-of-court settlement.
Mr Brewster said: “I was so embarrassed when I felt something loose in my mouth.
“The bridge and tooth could not have fallen out at a worse time. It caused me a lot of distress on my wedding day. I felt a fool and was very upset.”
According to Mr Brewster, the dental work was carried out in April 2011.
On 7 May 2011, he married Mildred, 72, at Derby Register Office. However, during their meal after the wedding his tooth fell out.
Mr Brewster added: “I was eating liver pate and it dropped out with my first bite.
“Mildred couldn’t believe it. She was the one who told me to see a solicitor.”
He said the money would be used to buy a new set of dentures.
His injury lawyer, Jonathan Owen, said: “He not only lost a tooth, but also experienced pain, suffering and inconvenience.”