Pennsylvania dentist hit with $11M verdict for delayed cancer diagnosis, withholding records

A jury in Luzerne County, Pa., awarded the patient of a Pennsylvania dentist $11 million in its verdict, according to a Feb. 23 report by

The dentist allegedly failed to properly investigate a tongue sore in the patient's mouth that happened to be cancerous, leading to a delayed cancer diagnosis. 

In addition, the patient alleged that the dentist intentionally withheld or destroyed dental records to undermine the delayed diagnosis claims. 

Of the $11 million verdict, $8 million were for punitive damages, the report said.

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