James Moore was admitted to a D.C. hospital on October 25, 1995, where an inflamed wisdom tooth was removed. For the next five years Moore complained of constant pain and swelling. He was twice x-rayed during this time and told there was a pin in his jaw from a previously broken jaw. Both times Moore informed the medical staff that he’d never had a broken jaw. On June 10, 1999, Moore finally underwent surgery and a drill bit was removed from his jaw.
Moore sued the District and CCA in D.C. Superior Court, but ultimately settled for $15,000. Moore was represented by Geoffrey D. Allen of the Washington, D.C. firm Allen and Sparks, LLP. See: Moore v. District of Columbia, USDC DC, Case No. 1:04-cv-00198-JR.
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