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Alan J. Fumuso Secures Defense Verdict in Suffolk County

In January 2012, Alan J. Fumuso obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an Oral Surgeon in Suffolk County. The 64 year old plaintiff alleged that he sustained a fractured jaw following the removal of his lower right wisdom tooth, as well as osteomyelitis in his mandible secondary to a delay in diagnosis of this fracture. Plaintiff had his jaws wired closed for 14 weeks by a subsequent treating Oral Surgeon (not a defendant), and still complains of permanent numbness in the area. The defense countered that the plaintiff never had a fracture, did not require wiring, and that his osteomyelitis was secondary to an infection originating in the retained roots of the tooth. After a two week trial the jury returned a unanimous defendants verdict in 15 minutes.