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Tag Archives: Dental Malpractice

Obese woman with health issues died after anesthesia – $1.4 Million Settlement (access required)

Decedent, age 62 at the time of her death, presented to a general dentist with complaints of mouth pain. She was obese and presented with a documented medical history that included high blood pressure, diabetes, a recent hospitalization for shortness ...

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Woman injured during root canal surgery – $1.5 Million Verdict (access required)

On June 18, 2015, the defendant general dentist, Joseph Khalil, DDS, performed an unnecessary root canal retreatment procedure on a lower molar tooth of a woman in her mid-50s. After the defendant perforated outside the root of the tooth, he ...

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Oral specialist failed to diagnose mouth cancer – $1.8 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 63-year-old male professional, was referred by his general dentist to an oral specialist to assess and treat an oral lesion with an appearance consistent with potential cancer. The oral specialist assumed that the oral lesion was not cancerous ...

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Man suffered broken jaw during tooth extraction – $875,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff developed ORN following a difficult tooth extraction by the defendant. During the extraction, the plaintiff’s jaw was fractured but this was not discovered until many weeks thereafter, at which time he was also diagnosed with Stage III ORN disease. ...

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