Steven Bal Sharma erased, but no compensation for the victims

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    Steven Bal Sharma, an alleged UK top dentist, was erased from the General Dental Council register on 9th January 2019 with immediate effect, following an investigation that started in 2013 and involved twelve abused, mistreated, damaged and robbed patients, including one with permanent facial nerve damage.

    This may be the worst case in recent British dental history and it was this dentist that the mainstream tv (Channel 4) picked to glorify and to present to the gullible public as something of a small god of dentistry. The ties between criminals and people running the media seldom seem to miss. Those corrupt media should sit in the dock with the erased, as they helped him to deceive and abuse the victims by falsely promoting him.

    This is Gloucestershire, November 12, 2010 commented that Sharma appeared on Channel 4 makeover show “10 Years Younger”, while working at the Leckhampton Dental Practice in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, where he perpetrated one of his worst cases of abuse, re patient B in the Decision to erase him.

    After the ban, Sharma became a "beautician" to continue with the usual practice.

    What justice is there for the victims? In the UK in the shopping mall, solicitors’’ reps used to stop you urging you to remember an accident that never happened, for a quickie bagging of a few thousand pounds in litigation. In this case, the damage now proven is of no interest to the solicitors, because the investigation took longer than 3 years, which is the standard legal limit in which to bring a medical case. Claiming on behalf of the victim may actually require some legal work and is unattractive to the usual medical negligence lawyers. A firm of solicitors may pick up such a case by a privately paying client whose legal fees may be higher than his compensation.

    Sharma’s victims may eventually have received moral justice, but because it took six years to see it, they are likely never to receive compensation they need and deserve.

    Justice for the less well-off people is dead and that explains the escalation of criminal abuse in such areas as dentistry and private medical care.

    I will be grateful for any feedback, ideas and would like to hear from the other victims whose identities are not disclosed. Thanks. Beautician.png
     

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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    That was very interesting, although saddening. A thorough investigation, despite the time it took, and a comprehensive drubbing for this charlatan. I fail to understand why these sort of people do this sort of thing. He certainly seems to have felt himself to be above the law.
    His website was interesting. He promises a free 30min consultation and treatment plan. I would struggle to do a quick assessment in that time, let alone explain it, write it up, photos, diagrams, etc.
    Certainly the media are stupidly complicit in these matters occasionally. Do they not wonder why these arrogant people want to get a showing on TV? We had a prominent orthodontist do that over here, and when he didn't like the backlash from other dentists, he attacked the program - big mistake. He had to make a retraction, which has haunted him ever since.
    Dentists are required to have insurance, so it remains to be seen if there will be some monetary compensation. I had a patient a few years ago where the dentist pulled out a perfectly sound, but incorrect tooth of a 16 year-old lass. Compensation awarded was AUD $50,000.
     
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    Hello Matt,

    Thank you very much for your also very interesting comment. Speaking just for patient B, it is now confirmed that, due to the delays and the patient's initial unwillingness to sue, according to the UK law, compensation for medical negligence would not apply. The lesson to be derived here is, sue ASAP. How sad!

    Should a brilliant NHS dentist not have saved the case, patient B would have been plainly robbed. The NHS work is far superior to the original private job and in many ways, that is encouraging and good news for patients.
     
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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    There's good and bad dentists in all areas. I know a private specialist in a prominent position within the dental community who I wouldn't send my dog to. And at the other end of the scale I know some very hard-working dentists in the public system who are doing their utmost best despite government budgetary restrictions.
     
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