New Jersey Federal Judge Allows Inmate To Proceed With Dental Malpractice Suit

(February 19, 2016, 12:36 PM EST) -- NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey federal judge on Feb. 8 rejected a motion to dismiss a dental malpractice lawsuit filed by an inmate who alleges injury from a tooth extraction, finding that his affidavit of merit (AOM) was both timely and from a qualified affiant as the eligibility standards for dental malpractice cases are not as stringent as those for medical malpractice ones (Craig Francis Szemple v. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, et al., No. 10-258, D. N.J.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS...
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