$3903500.00 - 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. Bronx County. Dental Malpractice
$2550000.00 - 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
$1400000.00 - 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
$1350000.00 - 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.
$1227007.00 - 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. Construction Accident
$900000.00 - 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
$712500.00 - 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.
$490000.00 - 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 Malpractice
$425000.00 - 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.
$387500.00 - 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.
$387000.00 - Settlement,of a dental malpractice matter, for a Suffolk County woman who claimed to suffer pain and numbness in the upper left side of her face as the result of an overfilled root canal.
$350000.00 - 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.
$350000.00 - 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
$350000.00 - 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.
$325000.00 - 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.
$310000.00 - 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.
$300000.00 - 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.
$275000.00 - 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
$193000.00 - 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 plaintiff’s mouth. Kings County. Dental Malpractice 2013
$175000.00 - 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 plaintiff’s mouth. Kings County. Dental Malpractice
$170000.00 - 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.
$130000.00 - 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.
$125000.00 - 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.
$100000.00 - 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
$95000.00 - 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. Automobile Accident
* Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.