Plaintiff was a university-level professor with a Ph.D., in her mid-40s, who underwent extensive implant supported crown and bridge reconstruction by her general dentist. Because the lower posterior teeth were either over-prepared or were otherwise too short, the lower bridge was unstable and torqued itself loose, resulting in a failure of the restoration.
The case settled during a mediation conference for $35,000.00. Broward County (FL) Circuit Court Case No. 94-010377. Sharon M. Sabel and Kenneth P. Liroff, D.D.S., J.D., of The Dental Law Group, Ft. Lauderdale, FL represented the plaintiff. Steven Billing, Esq., of Billing, Cochran, Heath, Mauro & Lyles, Fort Lauderdale, FL for the defendant.