CG&P recently won a defense verdict on a dental malpractice case in Bronx County Supreme Court. The Firm represented a dentist who was accused of further traumatizing a Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) fracture following the extraction of three wisdom teeth. An MRI finding, after dental procedures performed by the CG&P’s client, indicated that the plaintiff suffered from a TMJ dislocation. The plaintiff argued that she felt pain immediately after the extractions and reported the pain to CG&P’s client during at least three dental visits before the MRI finding. She underwent numerous adjustments to her dental occlusion. She also alleged to have suffered eight years of pain and suffering. Her attorney asked the jury to return a $1.2 million verdict. CG&P successfully argued, by presenting two experts in the field, that the plaintiff’s TMJ fracture predated all the dental treatments at issue; and that it’s client’s treatment did not cause or aggravate the plaintiff’s condition. The verdict will be report by ALM. The case was tried by CG&P Partner Domingo R. Gallardo, with the assistance of Associate Katherine Giovacco.