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$100,000 Awarded in Dental Negligence

Needing a lower wisdom tooth removed, Michigan prisoner Rodney Hicks
reported to his prison's dentist, Zolton Campbell. Prior to making the
extraction, Campbell relied on a 9-year-old x-ray for the extraction.
Another film revealed Campbell removed the tooth in parts, leaving 25% of
the tooth. No post extraction film was ever taken. Hicks developed numbness
of a facial nerve, which did not end even when the remainder of the tooth
was removed.

For his injury of permanent numbness from the mid-point of his chin on his
lower jaw, a jury on January 19, 2000, awarded Hicks $100,000. See: Hicks
v. Campbell, MI Washtenaw Circuit Court. Case No 97-4052-NH.

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