OBT successfully defended a dentist against claims of malpractice and insurance fraud in Bloomington, Indiana.
Plaintiff alleged that the dentist extracted four viable teeth, defrauded his insurance company, and provided a dental appliance made of substandard material. Plaintiff further claimed that a subsequent dentist disagreed with that course of action and advised a bridge should have been fashioned to replace the four extracted teeth. During trial, the judge ruled that plaintiff did not need expert witness testimony to support his claims.
OBT established proof that the dentist acted within the standard of care by extracting the four teeth, providing a dental appliance appropriate for the Plaintiff’s needs, and did not defraud the Plaintiff’s insurance company.
The Court rendered a defense verdict for the dentist.