Trial Lawyers Cite Risks of Toxic Dental Material (Sargenti Paste)
For those of you curious about legal liability associated with the use of
Sargenti paste, I obtained, through the American Association of
Endodontists, a press release from the Association of Trial Lawyers of
America in which Bob Gibbins, ATLA president urged "Safer alternatives to
this toxic material are readily available, and all patients should insist
on their use." The press release contains eleven case citations, including
that of Laurie Shoop v. Schlapkohl, in which the plaintiff settled with
the dentist for full malpractice coverage amount of $1 million.
I will be glad to fax a copy of the release to anyone who emails their fax
number to me.