Pages On: Dental Negligence
Visiting the dentist is something people are generally apprehensive about. People pay out of pocket for expensive treatments, usually when in pain or distress. Dentists have a duty of care to patients to make sure they don’t come away from treatment worse than when they came in. If a dentist have acted negligently with you in their care, and caused you to suffer a loss, you may be entitled to claim medical negligence compensation.
Posted: 21 February 2016
Posted in: Dental Negligence, Medical Negligence, Negligent Cosmetic Surgery
The General Dental Council (GDC) have carried out a misconduct hearing against former dental nurse, 41-year-old Adele Royston, after it was discovered that she had carried out facial surgery on her friend despite being unqualified to do so. The decision was made to have Royston struck off after she took time off her work at Russell Court Dental Centre in Bingley, West Yorkshire in February to carry out the procedure. The surgery involved administering a local anaesthetic to her friend’s face. She then proceeded to cut her face in two places to…Read More
Posted: 13 November 2014
Posted in: Dental Negligence, Medical Negligence
A Nottinghamshire dentist has been suspended after 22,000 dental patients had to be recalled for screenings following hygiene concerns. The hygiene concerns were raised following the death of Amy Duffield in August 2013, shortly after she received treatment from Desmond D’Mello. Following her death, NHS England discovered that Mr D’Mello failed to wash his hands and used the same instruments for different patients without sterilizing them in between appointments. The scare has resulted in 22,000 patients being recalled, with more than four hundred people already having visited a health centre…Read More