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Jury Awards $11 Million in New Jersey Dental Malpractice Case

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The family of Francis Keller, a New Jersey man who died shortly after having his wisdom teeth removed, will receive about $11 million following a jury verdict in their favor. Mr. Keller died in 2005 when his dental surgery caused excessive swelling in his mouth and throat, resulting in his being unable to breathe. The surgery was performed by Dr. George Flugard.

Good dental hygiene is crucial to one’s overall good health. While many of us might consider a trip to the dentist to be an unpleasant experience, no one expects their dentist to commit malpractice. Unfortunately, dental malpractice claims are not uncommon. If you or someone you know is the victim of substandard dental care, contact us to see if we can help.