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Date: 03-29-1996

Case Style: Willie Davis, Jr., as administrator of the estate of Eva Davis v. Thomas C. Looney, D.M.D

Case Number: CV-90-39

Judge: Eddie Hardaway, Jr.

Court: Sumter Circuit Court, Florida

Plaintiff's Attorney: G. Daniel Evans of Evans Law Firm, P.C. Birmingham, Alabama and Peter F. Burns of Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, Mobile, Alabama

Defendant's Attorney: Michael K. Beard of Starnes & Atchison; Birmingham, Alabama and Thomas R. Jones, Jr. of Rosen, Cook, Sledge, Davis, Carroll & Jones, P.A., Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Ira D. Pruitt, Jr. of Pruitt, Pruitt & Watkins, P.A., Livingston, Alabama

Description: Medical malpractice suit against defendant dentist. Patient, Eva Davis, bled to death after a tooth extraction performed by Dr. Looney.

Outcome: The trial court found in favor of the plaintiff and ordered defendants to pay 3 million dollars. Bryan Whitfield Hospital's judgement was reduced to $100,000 and Dr. Quarles reached a settlement. Dr. Looney appealed the verdict.

Plaintiff's Experts: Dr. Morris Benveniste, D.D.S.

Defendant's Experts: unknown

Comments: Reversed and Remanded by the Supreme Court of Alabama. See 721 So.2d 152 (Ala. 1998). The date shown above is the date of the trial court. Reported by SF

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