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18 October 2010 / personal-injury-news
A woman who’s dentist failed to recognise the onset of gum disease has won £10,000 in compensation. Victoria Walker, from Middlesbrough, had visited the dentist near her former home in Newcastle at least every six months, but a failure to spot her gum disease led her to lose six teeth. It was only when Mrs Walker, 34, went to see her new dentist in Middlesbrough in 2005 that the condition was diagnosed and properly treated.
Mrs Walker, who works as a senior manager at a local law firm, is now expecting her first baby after marrying in February. She said: “I was told that I had developed a severe case of gum disease due to years of dental neglect. I had no idea as nothing was actually visible. “I was horrified that my previous dentist had not picked this up, especially as I had many x-rays and screenings as part of my regular check-ups.”
If you have experienced any form of medical negligence, including dental negligence, call the National Accident Helpline or claim online today. We can explain the claims process to you in plain English and put you in touch with a specialist solicitor within minutes.
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