Proving causation in periodontal disease claims: an analysis by 3PB Dental Negligence Specialist Sarah Mynard
Bringing a claim for periodontal disease can be straightforward in terms of breach of duty. Causation can be more problematic. The recent QBD case of Karen Haughton-v-Dr Minersh Patel is one such case and deserves further analysis in terms of how the Claimant was able to prove liability and recover substantial damages despite the complex causation arguments put forward by the Defendant and in particular the smoking defence.
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