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Failure to Diagnose & Treat Periodontal Disease
Dental malpractice occurs when a dentist fails to follow the accepted standard of care necessary, leaving his patients at risk for a number of preventable mishaps, injuries, and diseases. The failure to diagnose and treat periodontal disease is an all too common occurrence, and our dental malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg, PC refuse to sit back and watch yet another patient become victim to this completely avoidable situation.
If you are suffering from periodontal disease as a result of your dentist’s failure to diagnose or treat the disease, consider the following:
X-rays – Have you taken x-rays recently? If so, have you been kept entirely up to date and informed about what was learned through observing your x-rays? If there is any progression of bone loss and you were not notified, your dentist may be held liable.
Periodontal exam – Have you had a periodontal exam? This is often done by full-mouth spot probing and charting, and your dentist should keep some sort of records of doing this every year or so.
Failure to refer – If you suffer from periodontal disease and your dentist never referred you to a periodontist, you may have a case for negligence.
Documentation – It is your dentist’s responsibility to ensure all of your charts contain notes specific to your case. Your chart should include all findings, whether they are normal or out of the ordinary.
Contact Our Dental Malpractice Attorneys Today
At The Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg, PC, we understand just how devastating it can be to suffer from an injury or disease which could have been entirely prevented. If you suffer from periodontal disease because your dentist failed to diagnose or treat you, our legal team wants you to know you aren’t alone. With the help of our dental malpractice attorneys, you will be able to construct a legitimate case against your dentist, absolving you from extremely expensive medical bills and any emotional distress you may have suffered throughout this entire ordeal. We will guide you every step of the way, because obtaining a successful outcome on your behalf is our main priority.
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