A man has received compensation of £4,000 after his tooth fell out at his wedding reception, it is reported.
William Brewster had undergone treatment at the dentists around a month before his wedding took place in May 2011. He married his new wife Mildred at Derby Register Office, before they and their guests made their way to a hotel for the reception.
The couple had arranged for a meal for them and their guests, but as Mr Brewster started to eat his starter of liver pate, the tooth and bridge that he had undergone work on, fell out.
The Derby Telegraph reports that Mr Brewster made a dental negligence claim against the dentist who performed the work. This was because the incident caused him pain and inconvenience, as well as possibly having financial implications.
Mr Brewster is now said to have received £4,000 in an out of court settlement. The dentist in question is said to have worked on a self-employed basis at a dental practice in the area. The dentist’s registered address with the UK’s General Dental Council is actually in Cyprus, and it is not known whether he is still practising in the UK.
Mr Brewster will reportedly use the compensation money to acquire a new set of dentures.