It's Not Malpractice, But, It's The Worst Case This Year

We read all the NY cases published that discuss legal malpractice, and once in a while we read a case that merely mentions the words "legal malpractice" in another setting. Varano v FORBA Holdings, LLC  2014 NY Slip Op 24056  Decided on March 4, 2014  Supreme Court, Onondaga County  Karalunas, J. is the most gruesome case we have read.  
 

"The Old Forba plaintiffs' treatment can be summarized as follows:

Plaintiff Bohn treated at the Syracuse Small Smiles clinic between May 2006 and March 2008, when he was between the ages of three and five. During that time he had four root canals with crowns, seven fillings, two extractions and one crown without a corresponding root canal. He was restrained twice, and on three occasions his teeth were filled without anesthesia. Compl. ¶155.

Defendant Montanye treated at the Syracuse Small Smiles clinic between June 2006 and September 2007, when he was between the ages of two and three. During that time he had four root canals with crowns and six fillings. He was restrained three times, and on three occasions his teeth were filled without anesthesia. Compl. ¶ 163.

Plaintiff Fortino treated at the Syracuse Small Smiles clinic between August 2005 and February 2007, when she was between the ages of four and six. During that time, she had nine root canals with crowns, two fillings, two crowns without corresponding root canals and one extraction. She was restrained four times. Compl. ¶157.

Plaintiff Kenyon treated at the Syracuse Small Smiles clinic between April 2005 and September 2008, when he was between the ages of three and seven. During that time, he had six root canals with crowns and seven fillings. He was restrained three times, and on three occasions his teeth were filled without anesthesia. Compl. ¶158.

Plaintiff Mathews treated at the Syracuse Small Smiles clinic between June 2005 and May 2006, when he was between the ages

of three and four. During that time, he had five teeth filled, two extractions, and one root canal with a crown. He was restrained five times, and on two occasions his teeth were filled without anesthesia. Compl. ¶160.

The defendants common to these five plaintiffs include all the New and Old Forba defendants, Naveed Aman, DDS and Koury Bonds, DDS. In addition, Yaqoob Khan, DDS is a defendant in the Montanye, Fortino, Mathews and Bohn actions, Tarek Elsafty, DDS and Dimitri Filostrat, DDS are defendants in the Montanye and Fortino actions, Janice Randazzo, DDS is a defendant in the Kenyon action, LocVinh Vuu, DDS is a defendant in the Fortino action, and Grace Yaghmai, DDS is a defendant in the Montanye action.

Treatment of the Groups 1-4 plaintiffs who are not also Old Forba plaintiffs can be summarized as follows:Plaintiff Martin treated at the Syracuse Small Smiles clinic between August 2007 and May 2008, when he was two years old. During that time, he had 10 fillings, and on four occasions his teeth were filled without anesthesia. Compl. ¶159.

Plaintiff McMahon treated at the Syracuse Small Smiles Clinic between October 2006 and November 2007, when he was between the ages of one and three. During that time he had four root canals with crowns and four fillings. He was restrained twice. Compl. ¶162.

The case is now consolidated for trial in Syracuse, in the near future.

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