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Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Jersey Med Mal Case Begins Against Dentist, Oral Surgeon

Opening statements were made yesterday in the New Brunswick, NJ med mal trial of a dentist and oral surgeon.  A 21-year-old man died in August 2005 the day after his wisdom teeth were pulled when his larynx swelled and blocked his airway.  Family members are suing the dentist and oral surgeon who treated  him, arguing that both knew the patient suffered from an immune deficiency disease that caused parts of his body to swell after trauma.  The dentist and surgeon blame each other and the patient for the death.  The Star-Ledger has the details.


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They should never blame each other for the death of the patient. Its better to leave this case to court and let them decide who was the responsible for that matter.


Posted by: dentist glendale | May 6, 2009 7:55:59 PM

Poor guy! Did he have adverse reaction to the anesthetics or contract infection 'after' the surgery? I'm sure that dentist has huge insurance premiums to cover the family for damages.

Posted by: Shinn Taylor | Jun 9, 2009 3:53:51 PM

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