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Woman awarded $2M after dentist pulls 16 teeth

Posted by on Aug. 22, 2009 at 9:55 AM
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina woman has won a $2 million jury verdict against a dental clinic that mistakenly pulled 13 teeth. The State reported that 28-year-old Elizabeth Smith wanted three teeth pulled when she went to the Sexton Dental Clinic in Florence in 2006. Her lawsuit said a dentist at the clinic pulled all 16 of her upper teeth.

State court records in Florence indicate the jury returned the award late last week.

One of Smith's lawyers, Robert Ransom, said the woman plans to have restorative surgery as soon as possible. That's estimated to cost about $80,000.

Clinic attorney Saunders Bridges said he is considering an appeal.


by on Aug. 22, 2009 at 9:55 AM
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kristinaleann
by Member on Aug. 22, 2009 at 10:03 AM

wow that is nuts!

rwklk
by Member on Aug. 22, 2009 at 10:41 AM

 How in the world did she not notice all the extra teeth being pulled out ???




my2girls516
by on Aug. 22, 2009 at 10:43 AM

She was probably put under.

Quoting Pepperlynns:

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina woman has won a $2 million jury verdict against a dental clinic that mistakenly pulled 13 teeth. The State reported that 28-year-old Elizabeth Smith wanted three teeth pulled when she went to the Sexton Dental Clinic in Florence in 2006. Her lawsuit said a dentist at the clinic pulled all 16 of her upper teeth.

State court records in Florence indicate the jury returned the award late last week.

One of Smith's lawyers, Robert Ransom, said the woman plans to have restorative surgery as soon as possible. That's estimated to cost about $80,000.

Clinic attorney Saunders Bridges said he is considering an appeal.



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SillyJessi
by on Aug. 22, 2009 at 11:23 AM

Wow, how many Zannies had Dr. Dentist eaten that morning??

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