A little periodontitis mistake that cost a dentist $200,000
from The Wealthy Dentist
A dental patient has sued his dentist for malpractice, claiming supervised neglect, which caused him periodontitis. Former patient Harry Berkowitz asked for compensatory damages from his dentist Dr. Dennis Miller for his failure in diagnosing the periodontal disease that was silently progressing for years and ultimately destroying his teeth. WorldDental.org reports that Berkowitz, who was a steady patient of Miller, always maintained regular dental checkups. It was at just one of these regular checkups in 2009 where Berkowtiz learned from his physician that he would need extensive root canal therapy. Because this seemed out of the ordinary from his usual dental treatments, Berkowitz decided to obtain a second opinion with another dentist.
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