A Macomb County jury awarded a county man $2.75 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit in which a dental procedure landed the man in the hospital with what his attorney said was a “massive hemorrhage” in his mouth.
The jury took 90 minutes to reach its verdict and find in favor of Giorgio Webster after a three-day trial last week, according to Circuit Court records.
The lawsuit was filed in 2019 against Dr. Jeffrey Osguthorpe and Summit Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C.
Keith Felty, an attorney representing Osguthorpe and the practice, declined comment Friday. Osguthorpe was not listed as part of the team at the practice during a check of its website Thursday.
The jury awarded Webster $1.375 million in pain and suffering and related damages, including the loss or impairment related to difficulty chewing and numbness of the mouth; $1.307 million in pain and suffering and related damages in the future, and $68,000 in damages for medical expenses, according to the jury form.