Partner Katherine M. Harwood successfully prevailed in a trial where the jury awarded a defense verdict of zero.
Facts of the case: Dental malpractice action arising out of the extraction of tooth No. 18 (a lower left second molar). Plaintiff alleged that Defendant negligently performed the extraction, such that it caused permanent injury to plaintiff’s lingual nerve, resulting in numbness to his tongue and lips.
Plaintiff’s last demand: Plaintiff demanded $444,000 at trial
Verdict: $0 (defense)