|July 2014 |
Failure to Fully Investigate Lesion and Diagnose Odontogenic Myxoma in Teenager's Mouth - Removal of Tumor Requires Removal of Part of Jaw
$500,000 Gross Verdict
|June 2014 |
Teenager Claims Failure to Note Globulomaxillary Cyst on X-Ray Led to Infection Which Necessitated Extensive Treatment
|May 2014 |
Failure to Perform Dental Work Properly and Failure to Perform All of Work Set Out in Plan and Billed to Insurer
|April 2014 |
Root Canals and Crowns Allegedly Not Performed Properly - Infections Lead to Extraction of Five Teeth.
|March 2014 |
Forceful Removal of Denture When Resin for Impression During Relining Blamed for Injury to Tissue Around Implant Which Then Failed - Defendant Claims Not Much Force Was Used and Implant Had Failed Prior to Denture Procedure
$60,000 Verdict With Post-Trial Confidential Statement
|February 2014 |
Failure to Diagnose Jaw Infection From Woman’s Call Reporting Pain Following Installation of Splint for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction - Extensive Treatment Required, Including Reconstruction of Jaw
$2.7 Million Net Verdict
|January 2014 |
Woman Alleges Failure to Diagnose Periodontal Disease, Leading to Loss of All Upper Teeth and Need for Denture
$320,343 Judgment After Reductions to $420,000 Gross Verdict
|December 2013 |
Woman Claims Bridges Fail and Require Replacement
|November 2013 |
Over-Preparation of Teeth for Veneers Blamed for Pain and Need for Root Canal
|August 2013 |
Failure to Provide Antibiotics for Woman at Time of Tooth Extraction - Submandibular Abscess Develops, Required Incision and Drainage - Scars.
|July 2013 |
Woman Suffers Injury to Inferior Alveolar Nerve From Root Canal
|June 2013 |
SPECIAL EDITION DENTAL LEGAL CASE STUDY: Infection Prevention Strategies
Dentists Required to Comply with Regulations as a Condition of Licensure
|June 2013 |
Failure to Properly Inspect and Refer for Further Testing When Man Complains of Mass Under Tongue During Cleaning - Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Tongue Diagnosed Six Months Later - Extensive Surgery and Treatment Required
|May 2013 |
Drill Bit Breaks During Wisdom Tooth Extraction and Part is Retained in Jaw - Attempt to Extract Drill Bit Tip Causes Nerve Injury
$2.69 Million Verdict Reduced to $300,000 Under High/Low Agreement.
|April 2013 |
Two Attempts at Tooth Extraction End With Fractured Mandible and Nerve Damage - Multiple Procedures Performed
$1 Million Settlement With One Defendant - $1.6 Million Recovered Under High/Low Agreement From Second Defendant After $7.6 Million Verdict.
|March 2013 |
SPECIAL EDITION DENTAL LEGAL CASE STUDY: Battery/Malpractice
Dentists May be Liable for Poor Discharge Instructions
|March 2013 |
Improper Sequence of Treatment and Negligence Regarding Placement of Veneers and Performance of Root Canal Alleged
- $34,650 Verdict.
|February 2013 |
Permanent Tooth Removed Instead of Baby Tooth - Immediately Reimplantation Successful - Negligence Admitted
- $71,269 Verdict.
Extraction of Wrong Tooth - Man Claims He Needs Implant
Woman Claims Work on Gums and Placement of Veneers and Crowns Was Inappropriate to Achieve Objectives of Treatment - Subsequent Treatment Required
$641,441 Arbitration Award.
Placement of Crowns Blamed for Bite Problems
October 2012Woman Claims Placement of Twenty Crowns Caused Traumatic Occlusion and Necessitated Replacement of All the Crowns and Need for Multiple Root Canals
$404,952 Bench Verdict.
Failure to Properly Perform Dental Treatment - Plan, Which Included Twelve Crowns and Was Supposed to Take Six Months, Wasn't Finished After Five Years
August 2012Lingual Nerve Damage From Wisdom Tooth Extraction - Microsurgical Repair, But Some Numbness Continues
|July 2012 |
Failure to Refer Man With History of Tongue Dysplasia for Biopsy When Tongue Redness Persists and Lesion Develops - Cancer With Metastasis Later Diagnosed
|June 2012 |
Jaw Fractured During Wisdom Tooth Extraction - Additional Surgery Required and Woman Claims Fibromyalgia From Trauma
|May 2012 |
Dentist Drops Root Canal File Into Woman Throat - Fails to Tell Her There is Need for Removal - Laparotomy Removes File From Large Intestine the Following Day
Dentures Never Fit Properly, Claims Man
$200,000 Verdict Includes $150,000 in Punitive Damages - Confidential Post-Trial Settlement
Woman Claims Veneers Placed by Defendant Dentist Caused Loss of Teeth and Other Problems - Defendant Claims Woman Knew Risks of Veneer Placement
$150,000 Gross Verdict.
Man Claims Dentist Didn't Properly Fabricate and Install Bridges and Performed Unnecessary Root Canals - Defendant Claims Plaintiffs Problems Were From Subsequent Treatment and Poor Dental Hygiene
|January 2012 |
Nerve Injury Following Root Canal