In June, Jane Paulson won a $600,000 verdict for injury to our client’s lingual nerve from a wisdom tooth extraction. The defense filed a motion for new trial which was heard and rejected yesterday by the court. The defense now plans to appeal the lingual nerve injury verdict.
The lingual nerve is on the tongue side of your teeth and can be permanently damaged if a dentist errs, most often by overpenetrating with the drill, in removing a patient’s wisdom teeth. Many patients are led to believe that lingual nerve injury from wisdom tooth extraction is simply a “risk of the procedure” — our firm disagrees and has successfully tried four lingual nerve injury cases to verdict in Oregon.