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A lad has received a £17,500 payout after his face blew up like a balloon and
oozed with pus following botched dental work.
Rich Ogden, 57, from Warton in Lancashire, claims that he received poorly planned and poorly executed dental work, which consequently led to a chronic infection.
Although the dentist accused, Dr Johnston Jordan of Oasis Dental Care in Lytham, is yet to admit liability, he has reportedly settled the out-of-court fee after intervention from the Dental Law Partnership.
The treatment, to replace a failing bridge in his upper jaw without needing implants, occurred after X-rays showed infection in the patient's mouth before treatment started. Ogden claims that he was not told about the infection at the time.
Soon after the work was carried out, Ogden claims he felt pain and pus started to seep from his tooth.
As if this lad hadn't already gone through enough, he then returned back to the practice after experiencing extreme discomfort. Dr Jordan found chronic infection, decay and a poorly fitted bridge. Root end surgery resulted in a tooth fracturing, reports Lancaster Evening Post.
Oasis Dental Care have since responded to the case. A spokesperson said: "The majority of this treatment was undertaken before Oasis Dental Care acquired the practice, and Dr Jordan left shortly after this time.
"As a matter of course the Oasis Clinical Team undertakes stringent quality reviews of each practice we acquire, which contributes towards our 100 percent compliance record with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We provide regular and ongoing clinical training for all of our dentists across the UK to ensure these high standards are maintained."
Following the series of incidents, Ogden was referred on to a specialist. In January of this year, he reportedly had his bridge removed and now wears dentures and fears the dentist.
To be quite honest, after all that, I don't suspect a £17,500 payout feels worth it at all.
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