Thursday, February 26, 2009
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.