The plaintiff, age twenty-three, underwent a root canal performed by the defendant dentist. The plaintiff claimed there was a gross overfill of toxic root canal material which penetrated the underlying inferior alveolar nerve canal and permanently damaged the inferior alveolar nerve.
The defendant dentist claimed that the permanent damage was caused by a subsequent treater, who attempted to remove the overfill material about three weeks after the root canal.
According to published reports, a $510,000 settlement was reached.
With permission from Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements & Experts; Lewis Laska, Editor, 901 Church St., Nashville, TN 37203-3411, 1-800-298-6288.