Appellate Date Set in Lingual Nerve Injury Case

In June 2006, Jane Paulson obtained a jury verdict for her client for $600,000 — the full amount she asked the jury for. Our client’s lingual nerve was injured when Willamette Dental had a periodontist remove his wisdom teeth. Due to the injury our client had numbness on 1/2 of his tongue, no sensation to pressure, no ability to distinguish hot or cold, no taste on 1/2 of his tongue and he had burning pain in the tongue at times.

The case was appealed by the defense. The case has been on appeal for almost two years now with the judgment worth about $700,000 with the interest. The Oregon Court of Appeals has scheduled the argument date for the appeal for June 3, 2008.