$3,903,500 Largest reported verdict for a Dental Malpractice case in New York State
Verdict for a 35 year old female who treated with a general dentist in the Bronx for a root canal on an upper molar. The dentist caused the plaintiff to sustain trigeminal neuralgia. She suffered severe piercing debilitating pain that radiated from the root canalled tooth to her right ear, which followed the pathway of the nerve. She underwent gamma knife surgery of the brain, which provided her temporary relief, though she continued under heavy medication to date to try and dull or control the pain. This is the largest reported verdict for a dental malpractice case in New York State.
Settlement for a union carpenter who fell from scaffolding causing a crush injury to the right foot requiring surgery to relieve compartment syndrome. As a result of the injury the plaintiff sustained Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. New York County. Construction Accident
Settlement for a Suffolk man who was injured when the delivery truck he was driving was struck by a vehicle that ran a red light. As a result of the accident the plaintiff severely injured his back requiring surgical repair. The plaintiff did not return to work after the accident. Suffolk County. Automobile Accident
$1,350,000 Hospital Misdiagnosis leads to Improper treatment and Surgery
Settlement against a hospital that misdiagnosed a cyst in a young woman’s jaw, which led to improper follow up and treatment by an oral surgeon. Years later the cyst reoccurred in the same area and required removal of three quarters of her jaw. Subsequent to the removal of her jaw a graft from her fibula was taken and attached to a titanium plate that was used to replace her jaw. A skin graft from her hip was taken to replace the gum tissue in that portion of her mouth. Implants, restorations and further bone grafts will be required to replace the teeth in that area. The expert for the defendant alleged that had the pathologist properly read the slide the treatment that was performed years later would have been required at that time.
$1,227,007 Electrician Ladder Fall Requires Surgical Repair
Verdict for an electrician who fell 20 feet from a ladder and suffered a fracture of his right calcaneus, or heel. The plaintiff required surgical repair where a plate and nine screws were implanted. Kings County.
Settlement for a 46 year old man who underwent gallbladder surgery during which his bowel was perforated by the surgeon. The hospital and doctors failed to recognize the signs of peritonitis. A few days after the surgery his organs shut down and he was declared clinically dead. The plaintiff was required to undergo subsequent surgical repair of the bowel and removal of the infection. Nassau County. Medical Malpractice
$712,500 Dentist’s Failure to Diagnose infection Causes 7 Months of Surgeries and Missed Work
Our office recently settled a case at mediation for $712,500.00 on behalf of a Suffolk County man. As the result of the dentists failure to diagnosis an infection the plaintiff sustained an osteomyelitis of the mandible and was admitted to SUNY Stonybrook for surgery of the mandible. He lost the remaining implant 2 teeth and a significant amount of bone. He was discharged to home where he remained on IV antibiotics for two months. After removal from IV antibiotics the osteomyelitis reoccurred. He was re-admitted to SUNY Stonybrook for removal of more bone and reconstruction of his jaw with titanium plates. He was discharged to home for an additional 17 days of IV antibiotics. Eight months later he was admitted to LIJ Hospital for surgery to reconstruct his jaw with pieces of his Tibia and a wire mesh. As a result of the injuries he missed seven months of work.
Verdict for a 31 year old Brooklyn man who as a result of the extraction of his lower left wisdom tooth by a dentist was left with permanent paraesthesia of the left side of his tongue as a result of lingual nerve damage. Kings County. Dental Malpractice
$490,000 Dentist’s ill-fitting Bridges Cause Woman Open Margins, Pain, and Suffering
Verdict for a 58 year old Queens woman against a dentist who had inserted upper and lower bridges that were ill fitting and had open margins requiring the re-treatment by a subsequent provider. The Jury awarded the plaintiff $450,000.00 for pain and suffering and $40,000.00 for future dental expenses. This verdict was affirmed on appeal. Queens County. Dental Malpractic.
Mediated settlement on behalf of a woman who as the result of a wisdom tooth extraction sustained an injury to the left side of her lingual nerve. As a result she could no longer taste on the left side of her tongue and that same portion of her tongue was numb. She also had burning and pain on the left side of her tongue. The general dentist who extracted the tooth failed to give a timely referral to a nerve specialist, thus preventing the possible repair of the nerve.
$387,000 Overfilled Root Canal Causes Pain and Suffering
Settlement on behalf of a 17 year old Brooklyn woman who as the result of a wisdom tooth extraction sustained an injury to the right side of her lingual nerve. As a result she could no longer taste on the right side of her tongue and that same portion of her tongue was numb. After surgical intervention her complaints diminished.
Verdict for a 49 year old Massachusetts woman who treated with a prominent Manhattan dentist for the placement of 20 veneers. The teeth became much more sensitive after being prepared, causing extreme pain. She was required to undergo subsequent required restorations be placed on her teeth. New York County. Dental Malpractice
Settlement, in March 2012, of a dental malpractice matter for a Suffolk County woman who as the result of poor root canals and other dental work lost a number of teeth and required substantial dental restorations. The settlement is the highest this office has obtained in Suffolk County for a dental malpractice case.
$350,000 Severe Root Damage to Teeth by Orthodontist
Thomas Reilly of our office settled a case on behalf of a 47 year old Bronx woman who was caused severe root damage to her teeth by her orthodontist. The plaintiff treated with the orthodontist for a number of years. As a result of the treatment the roots of her upper and lower front teeth sustained severe resorption. At the time of the settlement the plaintiff had not lost any teeth. Two years prior to the settlement her oral surgeon has suggested extraction of 10 teeth and replacing them with implants and restorations. The defendant failed to take x-rays to determine if root resorption was occurring during the treatment. The defendant claimed that he root resorption was present prior to the treatment he performed. This matter was settled in October of 2011
In March 2013 a Suffolk Jury returned a verdict of $350,000.00 for a Suffolk woman who was injured by a anesthetic injection administered by her dentist. As a result she sustained a inferior alveolar nerve injury causing numbness and paraesthesia to her left lip and chin. Albert W Chianese was the trial attorney for the plaintiff.
Settlement on behalf of a Queens woman who after 15 years of treatment with the same dentist required substantial restorative treatment throughout her entire mouth. This treatment included implants and restorations.
On January 20, 2011 Manhattan Jury awarded an 18 year old woman $310,000.00 for damages caused by an orthodontist. At the age of 10 the plaintiff presented to the defendant orthodontist for braces. At that time it was evident that her right cuspid and bi-cuspid were transposed, left cuspid and bi-cuspid were transposed and that her mouth had overcrowding. The doctor told the family that he would bring the teeth down in the transposed position and straighten her teeth with braces. He never discussed any alternative treatment. There existed other forms of treatment, one of which was to extract the four bi-cuspids to alleviate the overcrowding problem and the issue with the transposed teeth. The plaintiff will require restorative treatment to make her teeth appear normal. After a week long trial the Jury awarded the plaintiff $200,000.00 for future dental treatment, $15,000.00 for past pain and suffering and $95,000.00 for future pain and suffering. Albert W. Chianese was the trial attorney for the plaintiff.
Verdict for a 30 year old male who sustained paresthesia to the right side of his face as a result of the improper administration of a mandibular block anesthetic injection. The plaintiff suffered permanent numbness of his right side lip and chin as a result of an inferior alveolar nerve injury . New York County. Dental Malpractice
Verdict for a 47 year old female who sustained paraesthesia to the right side of her lip and chin as a result of the improper administration of a mandibular block injection. The plaintiff suffered permanent numbness of her right side lip and chin. Nassau County. Dental Malpractice
Settlement on behalf of a Queens woman who as the result of a wisdom tooth extraction by a general dentist sustained an injury to her right lingual nerve. As a result she could no longer taste on the right side of her tounge and that same portion of the tounge was permanently numb.
Verdict for a 46 year old Bronx resident who sustainmed paraesthesia to the left side of his lip as a result of the improper administration of a mandibular block injection. Bronx County. Dental Malpractice
$250,000 Wisdom Tooth Extraction Causes Loss of Taste
settlement for a 70 year old Suffolk woman who as the result of the extraction of her lower right wisdom tooth by a general dentist sustained a severe nerve injury causing numbness, burning and loss of taste on the right side of her tongue. Suffolk County. Dental Malpractice
Verdict for a Nassau woman who as the result of a periodontist performing gum surgery sustained a nerve injury that caused her lower right lip and chin to be permanently numb. Nassau County. Dental Malpractice
Mediated settlement for a 60 year old Nassau resident who was involved in an automobile accident. The accident occurred at an intersection that was controlled by a traffic light. The plaintiff claimed he had a green light while the defendant claimed the light was yellow when he entered the intersection. A third party witness claimed that the defendant had a yellow light. As a result of the accident the plaintiff sustained a fractured pelivs and missed six month from work. He required surgery to repair his pelvis which included the placement of internal hardware. Thomas Reilly handled this matter for our office.
Settlement for an 80 year old Queens woman who’s treating physician and radiologist failed to diagnosis a cyst in her right arm. Her arm broke approximately one month later and required a surgical repair. Queens County. Medical Malpractice
Verdict for a 26 year old Suffolk woman who as the result of having her wisdom teeth extracted sustained a permanent nerve injury to the right side of her tongue. The right side of her tongue was numb and had no taste. Suffolk County. Dental Malpractice
$193,000 Inferior Alveolar Nerve Damage due to Dental Implant
Settlement a 50 year old woman who sustained left sided inferior alveolar nerve damage as the result of a dental implant. Due to the placement of a dental implant the inferior alveolar nerve was damaged causing paresthesia of the left lip, chin and gum area of the plaintiffâ€™s mouth. Kings County. Dental Malpractice 2013
Settlement for a 74 year old female who was involved in an auto accident that required a six and a half week admission to the hospital where she required a tracheotomy. Nassau County. Automobile Accident
$175,000 Left Sided Inferior Alveolar Nerve Damage due to Tooth Extraction
Settlement prior to the deposition of the defendant for a 39 year old woman who sustained left sided inferior alveolar nerve damage as the result of a tooth extraction. The plaintiff had a rear molar extracted by a general dentist and due to the extreme force and trauma the inferior alveolar nerve was damaged causing paresthesia of the left lip, chin and gum area of the plaintiffâ€™s mouth. Kings County. Dental Malpractice
Settlement in December 2010 for a Brooklyn woman who as the result of a dentist treatment was required to undergo $90,000.00 in restorative treatment, including implants, crowns and bridgework. Kings County. Dental Malpractice
Mediated settlement, on July 21, 2011, for a Nassau County woman who as the result of an overfill of a root canal suffered an inferior alveolar nerve injury on the left side of her face. As a result she sustained numbness and hypersensativity in the left side of the lower lip and chin area of her face. The case was settled a mediation prior to depositions. Thomas Reilly of our office handled this matter.
Settlement for a Queens woman who after treating with a dentist for implants and bridgework required that the bridgework be replaced and may require the implants to be removed and replaced. Queens County. Dental Malpractice
Settlement for a 69 year old Nassau man who as a result of an intersection accident was caused damage to his knee. The injury required surgical repair and an eventual knee replacement and three months of physical therapy. Bronx County. Automobile Accident
$130,000 Paraesthesia of right Inferior Alveolar Nerve
Settlement for a Suffolk County woman who as the result of a root canal suffered paraesthesia of her right inferior alveolar nerve, causing the right side of her lip and chip to become permanently numb.
Settlement for a 45 year old male who sustained a nerve injury to his lower lip as the result of a dentists attempt to remove a cyst from his lower lip which resulted in a severing of the mental nerve. Dental Malpractice
On March 22, 2011 a Nassau Jury awarded a 59 year old woman $125,000.00 verdict for injuries she sustained as the result of Dental Malpractice. The plaintiff was a patient of the defendant’s office for over twenty years. At trial the plaintiff claimed that the bridgework, crowns and implant restorations that the defendant placed were beneath the standard of care in the field of dentistry. It was claimed that the bridges had open margins that allowed bacteria to enter under the restorations. As a result the plaintiff was required to have all of the dental work replaced and lost three teeth. After five hours of deliberation the Jury awarded the plaintiff $125,000.00. Albert W. Chianese was the trial attorney for the plaintiff.
$100,000 Periodontal Problems Resulting in Tooth Loss
Verdict for a 38 year old woman who had treated with a dentist from the age of ten. Upon visiting a subsequent dentist she was informed that she had severe periodontal problems that caused the need to have her four upper front teeth removed and replaced with a bridge. New York County. Dental Malpractice
$95,000 Tear in Right Shoulder from Trafic Accident
Settlement for a 30 year old woman who sustained a tear in her right shoulder as the result of her vehicle being hit in the rear while she was stopped in traffic. She underwent subsequent reconstructive surgery and missed three months of work. Nassau County.