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Jury Awards $297,000 in Dental Malpractice Suit


This is a settlement for the Medical Malpractice lawsuit.

San Diego, CA: A jury has awarded $297,000 as settlement in a dental malpractice case in which the plaintiff alleged he lost his bite.

in 2007, 65-year old Richard Romanello had permanent crowns placed on his teeth by his dentist. However, he began suffering ongoing headaches after the procedure, and found chewing difficult. Mr. Romanello sought opinions from other teeth specialists, and even had new permanent crowns put on his upper teeth by another dentist in February 2009, which solved the problems he had been experiencing.

Therefore, Mr. Romanello filed suit against his first dentist, alleging that the dentist was negligent in placing his crowns, which resulted in teeth misalignment. The dentist argued that Mr. Romanello lost his bite, and that had he completed his treatment as panned, he would have achieved ideal occlusion and wouldn't have experienced any bite issues. The jury did not agree.

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Published on May-11-10


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