Patient files medical malpractice suit against dentist over allegedly misplaced crown

By Andrew Stevens | Jul 14, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A patient has filed suit against her dentist for allegedly committing medical malpractice in crown work.

Linda Blazio filed suit against Gordon E. Fletcher DDS & The Continental Insurance Company in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on May 12.

The plaintiff asserts that the defendant improperly placed a crown on her tooth, and subsequently improperly diagnosed the plaintiff's discomfort with the crown. The plaintiff states she had complained to the defendant numerous times over an extended period of time about her pain, but the defendant continued to make improper diagnoses of the misplaced crown. The plaintiff alleges that the improper placement and improper diagnoses contributed to her continued pain and suffering until she was able to receive proper care from a second dentist.

The defendant is accused of improper diagnoses, improper installation of a crown, failure to diagnose the improper placement of the crown and failure to remove the improper crown and properly install a new crown.

The plaintiff is seeking an unknown amount in damages for her pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of her life and all medical expenses relevant to this matter.

Blazio is represented by M. Suzanne Montero from the Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall Jr. in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division D Judge Lloyd J. Medley.

Case no. 2014-04677.

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