Maharashtra: Dental clinic directed to pay Rs 6 lakh for botched treatment

Times of India | 4 days ago | 24-11-2022 | 06:16 am

Maharashtra: Dental clinic directed to pay Rs 6 lakh for botched treatment

MUMBAI: The Thane Additional District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has held Sabka Dentist, a dental service provider, and a dentist associated with it, guilty of negligence, deficiency in service and unfair trade practice, and directed them to pay an amount of Rs 4.3 lakh for the expenditure incurred by a complainant for corrective medical treatment. The commission also asked them to pay the complainant Kalpana Tripathi, a sum of Rs 2 lakh as compensation for mental agony and cost of litigation. The complainant claimed she had completed a procedure, including root canal for smile design, at the Sabka Dentist clinic in Navi Mumbai between July 2018 and January 2019. Subsequently, the Zirconia cap fell and the complainant requested the dentist to put a cap as it was in warranty period. However, they refused and insisted on putting a metal cap. She claimed the dentist had not even bothered to fix the crown properly and the height of the teeth was reduced, due to which the crown kept falling and breaking off frequently. Later, four of her teeth fell. Subsequently, she incurred an expenditure of Rs 4.32 lakh for corrective treatment. The respondent claimed Tripathi was treated as per diagnosis and as per standard clinical protocols, which was accepted by her. The respondent also claimed that the Zirconia cap has a limited warranty, and it only covers breakage to the crown and that the respondent does not have any liability towards the same. The respondent also claimed that no warranties or guarantees can be provided for any dental procedures as they carry standard risks. The Commission stated that Tripathi had visited the clinic for discoloration of her teeth and was advised to undergo a root canal treatment. After the root canal treatment, she started feeling sensations, when she ate anything hot or cold. She informed the dentist, but he replied that this was due to the effect of anaesthesia and the sensation will reduce in some days. Thereafter, Tripathi went to Vadodara and faced a similar sensation and took the opinion of Dr Puja Gaur there, who opined that the root canal treatment was unnecessary. The Commission further stated that the Zirconia cap, put on Tripathi's teeth, came with promised a warranty of 15 years, but the respondents refused to replace the cap. Tripathi was, therefore, compelled to take the treatment from Dr Vineet Agrawal and Dr Esha Agarwal, who opined that the dentist at Sabka Dentist had unnecessarily reduced the dental height, and even if she puts any cap now, it would fall and she would have to undergo corrective treatment. The Commission relied upon the opinion of the two doctors as it passed the order.

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