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In The End, Defendant Dentist Left Smiling

The Connecticut Law Tribune

March 19, 2007

After four years of litigation, 217 motions and other pleadings, and a three month trial in Danbury Superior Court, a jury recently awarded the plaintiff just $2,600 in economic damages—and no pain-and-suffering damages at all—for what she claimed was a bad root canal, leading to a fear of cancer. The defense, led by Robert Simpson and Ami Gadhia, turned the case around and convinced the jury that the plaintiff was suffering from "undifferentiated somatoform disorder"—a condition akin to intense hypochondria.

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