£4,000 paid in dental negligence compensation

Pensioner awarded 4k for dental negligence 2668

A newly married man has been paid £4,000 medical negligence compensation after taking legal action against a dentist for inadequate dental work.

According to the Derby Telegraph, 75-year-old William Brewster sued Dr. Efi Theodorou because the bridge and root canal treatment he underwent at Jordan Dental in Sinfin last April was inadequate.

Mr. Brewster was left embarrassed when the tooth and bridge fell out during his wedding reception meal at The Lawns Hotel in Chellaston after he tied the knot with his wife Mildred on May 7th 2011.

"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," he told the news source.

Although Dr. Theodorou who, it is believed, operated as a self-employed dentist at Jordan Dental, did not accept liability for dental negligence, he did agree to pay Mr. Brewster £4,000 in compensation for his ordeal.

Posted by Emily Swanson

11/07/2012 16:52