Ky. Appeals Court Tosses Dental Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (June 19, 2017, 1:49 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky man can’t continue his lawsuit alleging that a dentist left a drill bit embedded in his jaw, a state appeals court ruled on Friday, as he failed to provide needed expert support for that allegation.

The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled to uphold a trial court’s dismissal of P. Morris Phillips’ dental malpractice lawsuit alleging that Dr. Joseph Cieslak left a portion of a dental drill in his mouth when conducting surgery to place a denture-anchoring implant. The appeals court ruled that Phillips failed to...
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