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A High-Low Agreement while the Jury Deliberates is Finalized resulting in a $ 875K Settlement in Favor of the Plaintiff in a Dental Malpractice Case in Fulton County, Georgia

Imagine being 28 years old and going to the dentist for a relatively routine procedure to have a wisdom tooth extracted when instead the end result following the procedure is lifelong numbness and tingling, accompanied by continuous, unending excruciating pain in the lower part of your face and mouth. For Plaintiff Kerry Stolte this was more than something to be imagined, this was her reality after the Defendant Dentist M. James Fagan, III severed her lingual nerve during a dental procedure that was simply meant to remove her wisdom tooth.

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$ 2.8M Verdict in Georgia for Dental Malpractice against Large Dental Firm Coast Dental

Sep.jpgA DeKalb County Georgia State Court jury rendered a $ 2.8 Million Dollar verdict in favor of a Plaintiff against the employer of Dentist Dr. James Cauley of Coast Dental of Georgia. In February, 2008, Haley Buice, Plaintiff, age 33 and a mother with four children, began treatment at Defendant Coast Dental of Georgia and was treated by their employee dentist Dr. Cauley.

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Important Questions to Ask to Determine if there was a Deviation in the Standard of Dental Care in Georgia when Treating a Patient Requesting Dental Implants ~ part two

june.jpgThis is a follow up my last blog post titled, “Important Questions to Ask to Determine if there was a Deviation in the Standard of Dental Care in Georgia when Treating a Patient Requesting Dental Implants ~ part one.” The following are more of some of the important questions that should be asked to determine if the Standard of Care was followed when Treating Patient Requesting Dental Implants:

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Important Questions to Ask to Determine if there was a Deviation in the Standard of Dental Care in Georgia when Treating a Patient Requesting Dental Implants ~ part one

dental.jpgIn my last three blog posts part one, part two, and part three, I discussed the recent ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court involving when the Statute of Limitations should be tolled in a particular case. The case in point was a case that involved a woman who was receiving dental care for implants and later for a prosthetic.

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The Georgia Supreme Court rules that the Statute of Limitations was Tolled when a Dental patient Seeking the advice of a Second Dentist who was a part of the original treatment, and/or performed part of the original treatment, may have begun to realize th

dentist-part-three.jpgThis is the further analysis of the case and the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court’s final decisions that were discussed in my prior blog post titled, “The Georgia Supreme Court rules that the Statute of Limitations was Tolled when a Dental patient Seeking the advice of a Second Dentist who was a part of the original treatment, and/or performed part of the original treatment, may have begun to realize that the First Dentist(s) committed Dental Malpractice ~ part two.”

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The Georgia Supreme Court rules that the Statute of Limitations was Tolled when a Dental patient Seeking the advice of a Second Dentist who was a part of the original treatment, and/or performed part of the original treatment, may have begun to realize th

dental-office-part-two.jpgThis is the further analysis of the case and the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court’s final decisions that were discussed in my prior blog post titled, “The Georgia Supreme Court rules that the Statute of Limitations was Tolled when a Dental patient Seeking the advice of a Second Dentist who was a part of the original treatment, and/or performed part of the original treatment, may have begun to realize that the First Dentist(s) committed Dental Malpractice ~ part one.”

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The Georgia Supreme Court rules that the Statute of Limitations was Tolled when a Dental patient Seeking the advice of a Second Dentist who was a part of the original treatment, and/or performed part of the original treatment, may have begun to realize th

dentist-part-one.jpgOn June 16, 2014, the Georgia Supreme Court upheld the Georgia Court of Appeals decision to reverse the trial court’s granting of summary judgement in a case whereby the trail court held that the statutory period of limitation was not tolled after the Plaintiff consulted a second dentist in a potential Dental Malpractice Case. The case is S13G1733. GALLANT, et al. v. MacDOWELL .

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