Florida dentist can’t seem to make acceptable maxillary bridge – $30,000 settlement.
Middle-aged homemaker sought replacement for her 12-crown upper bridge from defendant general dentist and the bridge was made and remade and remade. The dentist accepted the bridge even though there was a “rock” in it and it failed to fully seat which caused open margins. The plaintiff insisted on a refund and the dentist sent her a check for approximately $2,500.00, representing his net fee for the bridge. When the patient saw other dentists to have the bridge replaced, she learned that the replacement would costs close to $7,000.00. She sought counsel and this case followed. A subsequent dentist was able to replace the defective bridge for just under $6,000.00.
The case was settled prior to trial for $30,000. Kenneth P. Liroff, D.D.S., J.D., of THE DENTALAW GROUP, Ft. Lauderdale, FL represented the plaintiff. Mark C. Burton, Esq., Ft. Lauderdale, FL for the defendant.