Mr. Wager-Smith defended an endodontist who admitted that he had performed an apicoectomy on the patient’s wrong tooth. The patient alleged the surgery had been performed without anesthesia and resulted in the development of a complex regional pain syndrome in the orofacial region. The patient also alleged that she was totally disabled as a result of the chronic pain. The patient’s husband joined the suit, alleging his wife’s injury had caused the loss of sexual relations between them.
The patient and her husband were represented by a high profile plaintiff’s personal injury law firm from Southern California. After nearly two years of litigation, and two days of jury selection, the patient and her husband dismissed their entire case at the conclusion of Mr. Wager-Smith’s opening statement. (Solano County Superior Court Case No. FCS033312)