Suresh N. Pattanashetti, DMD
8601 Lasalle Rd.
Towson, MD 21286
Dear Dr. Pattanashetti:
You advised for a crown on tooth number 20 that had no defect and only needed a referral to a gum specialist for taking care of receding gun across tooth 20 and tooth 19. Since March 2005, when you fixed the first crown in tooth no. 20, I am still trying to rectify the problem on tooth 20 caused by your lack of expertise and misdiagnosis. During the routine cleaning, my new dentist also noticed a small chunk of cement lodged around my gum and crown no. 15 that was also done by you. This tooth is also being redone now.
So far, I have spent more than $6000=00 from my own pocket by going to different specialists, including prosthodontists for correcting the problems on these teeth that were done by you. My attorney has advised me that I demand a minimum amount of $6000=00 from you, which even does not include the money that I will incur in future repairing my gum damaged by you around tooth 19 and tooth 20 in trying to fix the crown on tooth 20.
Not only I have spent a great deal of money in redoing and correcting the problems in tooth 15 and tooth 20, which still require me to go to the prosthodentist, but also I have suffered a great deal of pain and suffering that affected my work also.
I will wait for this payment from you until April 30, 2006. If I do not hear from you, I will be obliged to file a malpractice suit against you for lack of proper diagnosis, unwillingness to provide a proper referral, and pain and suffering cause by you.
I hope you would like to resolve this issue out of the court and settle this case by making the payment of $6000=00 asked to you that is the amount of money I have paid from my own pocket and does not even include my future expenses to completely correct the problem of the gums around these treated teeth.
Please call me at (443) 885-3640, should you have any question. I look forward to hearing from you soon for the payment.