x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Abu Dhabi dental clinic told to pay Dh150,000 to patient over botched surgery

Dental clinic to pay Dh150,000 to patient given teeth implant by mistake.

ABU DHABI // A dental clinic has been ordered to pay Dh150,000 to a patient whose teeth were ruined due to botched surgery.

The man paid Dh75,000 for 13 teeth implants the medical centre told him he needed, but the surgery went wrong. A medical Committee assigned to look into the case also found the surgery had not been necessary.

The Civil Court awarded him half of the Dh300,000 he had sought in compensation. The cost of the original operation was Dh150,000 - the man had paid half this amount and Daman covered the rest.

hdajani@thenational.ae