Teenager awarded compensation after painful dental treatmentWednesday, September 5th, 2012
A teenager from Nuneaton has been awarded compensation following a painful visit to the dentist, which left her needing hospital treatment.
Kimberley Wilson, 18, alleged her dentist failed to spot an infection in one of her teeth which led to painful repercussions for the teenager in 2009. Dr Syed Ahad, of Campbell Dental Practice, filled the infected tooth which in turn led to a redness developing on Miss Wilson’s neck.
Miss Wilson underwent scar revision surgery last year because of the infected tooth.
She has been left scarred and with a permanent redness on her neck. It transpired during the course of the claim that the root of the tooth was infected, and it was the opinion of her injury lawyers that the dentist should have carried out a root canal.
Her lawyer said: “Because the root of the tooth was affected, Dr Ahad should have carried out a root canal treatment to get rid of the entire infection.
“By only placing a filling on the tooth he left the infection in the root to worsen, which led to Kimberley’s problems and caused her a lot of distress.
“Her face became severely swollen, she ended up in hospital and has been left with permanent and visible damage.”
Her lawyers were from a specialist law firm which specialised in dental cases. They were able to collate the evidence and present it.
Miss Wilson was awarded £18,000 in an out-of-court settlement.