Jury awarded $10.2 million in a dental malpractice lawsuit

dental-malpracticeNew Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Results in $10.2M Verdict against Oral Surgeon Dr. George Flugrad, from Perth Amboy, New Jersey over wrongful death of a patient due to negligence.

Keller’s family was awarded $10.2 million for his wrongful death, and with interest the total amount of the judgment will exceed $12 million.

The dental malpractice lawsuit was filed by the family of Francis Keller in the Superior Court of New Jersey for Middlesex County.

Keller, 21 year old man, never was a good candidate for oral surgery due to some genetic immune disorder which causes massive swelling to areas of the body after sustaining trauma. Besides getting clearance from the family dentist Dr. John Madaris, Dr. Flugrad surgically extracted Keller’s  wisdom teeth on August 4, 2005. As expected Keller suffered a sever reaction to the surgery that caused his throat to swell, eventually causing him to suffocate to death.

It is believed to be one of the largest awards oral surgery malpractice verdicts in the United States as well as a strong warning for persons who usually indulge in medical malpractices by playing with innocent lives for some extra income, and simultaneously destroying the trust worthy relationship between medical practitioners and patients.

Source: JNF

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