NEW ORLEANS – A woman claims that her dentist failed to properly treat her periodontal disease.

Dorothy Tull-Johnson filed a suit against Ronald S. Leggio DDS in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Oct. 25.

According to the claim, the plaintiff was a patient of the defendant. The plaintiff was diagnosed with periodontal disease but alleges she was not given effective treatment by the defendant. The suit states that the defendant failed to provide the plaintiff with a referral for a specialist until it was too late to save the teeth that were being affected and the teeth had to be extracted.

The defendant is accused of medical malpractice through failing to provide the plaintiff with the correct treatment, failing to refer her to a specialist in the appropriate timing and breaching the standard of care.

The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. The plaintiff is represented by Louis L. Gertler and Helen H. Babin of Gertler Law Firm in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division G Judge Robin M. Giarrusso.

The Orleans Parish Civil District Court Case number 16-10566

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