20th March 2020
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A young woman attended her dentist for her routine check-up and was advised that she would need two wisdom teeth removing. As a result of this the dentist made her an appointment for this to be carried out.
The woman went to her appointment and the wisdom teeth were removed under general anaesthetic. When she came round from her anaesthetic the lady was informed that the removal of her teeth went well, however was advised that a burn had been caused to the right side of her lower lip.
The woman’s scar was large, red, painful and caused discomfort when she was trying to eat, so the lady contacted medical negligence solicitors. The dental surgery admitted fault and advised that they had been negligent in allowing the instruments to become overheated and cause injury to the woman. The young lady’s scar was so noticeable that she was told she could undergo further surgery in the future to make the scar thinner if she wishes to do so. The scar measured at 0.5cm x 3cm to the right side of her lower lip.
The woman received £18,000 in compensation. The value of this was based on the pain and suffering the woman had to go through. As well as this it affected the woman both physically and mentally- The woman also has to wear special scar covering make-up for the rest of her life.
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