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Compensation in the amount of £18,000 has been paid to a teenager on the grounds of dental negligence being committed by a dentist.
According to the Coventry Telegraph, 18-year-old Kimberley Wilson took legal action against Dr. Syed Ahad after claiming that his misdiagnosis of a tooth infection resulted in her requiring hospital treatment.
Ms Wilson was examined by Dr Ahad at the Camphill Dental Practice in Nuneaton in October 2009 and her legal team alleged that the professional failed to notice the presence of an infection in a tooth he filled.
This issue was affecting the root of the tooth, but Dr. Ahad did not recognise this, an error that led to his patient suffering sustained pain before eventually having to go to hospital.
Ms Wilson told the news source that her dental problem began when she visited the dental practice for a routine check-up, which resulted in Dr Ahad inserting a filling into one of her teeth.
"I thought that would be the end of it but by the following June I was experiencing such bad pain in that tooth I was having difficulty eating and needed to go to hospital," she noted.
The claimant went on to explain that the situation continued to deteriorate and she therefore had to go back to hospital in November 2010 to have an abscess that had formed on the tooth drained.
One month later, the damage to the tooth was deemed beyond repair and it had to be removed.
Despite dental negligence compensation having been paid to Ms Wilson, Dr. Ahad has never denied or admitted liability and it is believed he no longer works at Camphill.
Ms Wilson went on to say that she feels frustrated that this ordeal could have been avoided had she been examined properly.
"The money is going towards repairing some of the damage and I’m looking forward to moving on from this," she added.
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