Our Successful Case Results

  • $450,000 - Necrosis of the Jaw

    Negligence / Failure to Treat

    Bisphosphinate induced necrosis of the jaw. The patient, a cancer survivor taking Zometa had a toothache. Before a root amputation procedure, the dentist should have consulted the patient’s oncologist and suggested a drug holiday. But the dentist went ahead with the surgery, which did not heal. As the infection grew it took months before the dentist referred the patient to an oral surgeon. Eventually, the patient had to undergo a jaw resection and lost a large section of his jaw bone.

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  • $450,000 - Bilateral nerve injury

    Nerve Damage

    Patient went to an oral surgeon for the extraction of her wisdom teeth. The dentist did not obtain proper informed consent and traumatized the patient’s lingual nerve on both sides, leaving the patient with a greatly reduced sense of taste and 24/7 numbness and tingling.

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  • $405,000 - Over-Preparation of Crowns

    Negligence / Failure to Treat

    The patient went to her general dentist to have two teeth straightened. It should have been done by Invisalign or some other tray-based orthodontics. Instead, the dentist placed 8 crowns on the patient’s upper teeth. When the shade and size did not match the lowers, the dentist talked the patient into placing crowns on 8 of her lower teeth. In a short time, several of the teeth needed root canals due to over-preparation of the crowns.

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  • $225,000 - Improper Orthodontic Therapy (Braces)

    Negligence / Failure to Treat

    The patient, a 65-year old woman wanted to relive teeth crowding in her lower arch. She had braces placed by her general dentist. The general dentist was not aware that patients with immune-deficiency are prone to having their teeth roots resorb (disintegrate) when they are moved by force. All the teeth subject to the orthodontic treatment became loose.

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  • $160,000

    Negligence / Failure to Treat

    Treatment of a disabled person in the operating room.
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  • $157,000 - Implant Causes Nerve Damage

    Dental Implant Failure

    The patient had an implant placed in her lower jaw. The implant was placed too deeply and it traumatized her inferior alveolar nerve, leaving the patient with permanent reduced sensation and taste on one side of her tongue.

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  • $150,000 - Failure to Treat Periodontal Disease

    Negligence / Failure to Treat

    The patient saw the same dentist for 15 years. When his dentist retired, the patient learned that he had moderate to severe generalized periodontal disease that he likely would not have if the dentist had either treated it or referred the patient to a periodontist. He is in danger of losing several teeth.

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  • $87,500 - Improper Veneer Installation

    Dental Implant Failure

    The patient had 6 veneers placed over her existing upper front teeth. Over time, the treated teeth started to hurt and give off a bad odor. It turned out that the dentist had placed veneers over existing decay without properly cleaning the teeth. The patient had to have the veneers removed and the decay treated before new veneers could be placed.

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  • $75,000

    Dental Bridge Injury

    Fractured jaw, general dentist extracts molars and wisdom teeth and fractures jaw
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  • $55,000

    Molar Extraction Injury

    Wound to salivary gland.
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  • $55,000

    Negligence / Failure to Treat

    Braces adjusted too tightly.
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  • $50,000

    Molar Extraction Injury

    Wrong tooth extracted.
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