Verdict: $1,195,000 • Mild Brain Damage. Negligent Dental Anesthesia.
The Plaintiff, age 65 and retired, a previous minimum wage factory worker, underwent a tooth extraction in the defendant's office under a 10-minute general anesthetic during which she stopped breathing as a result of failure to properly monitor.
Despite resuscitation in less than 2-minutes, the Plaintiff alleged diffuse organic brain damage which was not detectable on MRI scan.
Hicks v. Wonderlick, D.D.S.