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Sunday, March 8, 2009

NJ Jury Awards $11M in Oral Surgery Med Mal Case

On Friday,  a jury in New Brunswick, NJ awarded $11 million in damages to the family of a man who died 12 hours after having his teeth removed:

The jury deliberated less than three hours over two days before finding that [the oral surgeon] committed medical malpractice when he failed to get clearance from Woodbridge patient Francis Keller's medical doctor to remove his wisdom teeth after Keller told him he had an impaired immune system.

The story, from The Star-Ledger, is here.  Previous post is here.

--CJR

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