AGGA Dental Devices Lawsuit

Lawsuits Rise Against Creators of the AGGA Dental Devices

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AGGA Dental Devices Lawsuit

What: The Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance (AGGA.)

Who: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating criminal charges against the manufacturer and dentist behind the Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance (AGGA) dental device, Dentist Steve Galella, and OrthoMatrix Corp., Inc.

Why: Multiple patients have suffered from permanent dental damage, lost teeth, chronic pain, facial disfigurement, and other injuries from having the AGGA device installed.

How Can Victims Get Involved in the Case?: Victims of the AGGA dental device can get involved in the lawsuit by contacting a Morgan & Morgan attorney. 

What Are My Options: Currently, victims are eligible to join or file an AGGA dental device lawsuit against the companies responsible for the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of the AGGA dental device, which includes the following:

  • Facial Beauty Institute
  • John’s Dental Laboratory, Inc.
  • OrthoMatrix Corp, Inc.
  • OrthoLogic
  • Steve Gallella, D.D.S.

Victims are also able to file lawsuits against those doctors who advertised the AGGA dental device as safe and effective to use.

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  • What Is AGGA?

    The AGGA, or the Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance, is a metal wire insert placed between a patient's teeth and has been advertised by dentists across the United States as being able to grow, expand, and remodel an adult's jaw without surgery. The AGGA has typically been more geared toward patients with ailments like sleep apnea and TMJ.

  • What Are the Lawsuits Claiming?

    The AGGA treatment lawsuits claim the devices are unreasonably dangerous for adults and were inadequately designed and advertised as safe without any scientific backing or approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  • Have There Been Other Lawsuits Regarding the AGGA?

    The lawsuits against the creators and manufacturers of the AGGA started with the case from Boja Kragulj, who alleged in her lawsuit that instead of changing her jaw, the AGGA device pushed her teeth forward through the bone that anchors their roots in place, causing severe damage and tooth loss. Over the last three years, there have been at least 20 patients who have filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers and designers of the AGGA, including Steve Galella, D.D.S., OrthroMatrix Corp, and John’s Dental Laboratory, Inc.

  • What Injuries Have Victims Sustained from the AGGA?

    Victims who have had an AGGA dental device installed in their jaw have experienced the following injuries:

    • Bone erosion
    • Broken or ruined teeth
    • Chronic pain
    • Damaged gums
    • Difficulty speaking
    • Exposed roots
    • Facial disfigurement
    • Flared teeth
    • Nerve damage
    • Loosening of teeth
    • Tooth damage
    • Tooth discoloration
    • Tooth loss
    • Uneven bite

    Some patients even need to have further orthodontic surgery in order to correct the damage inflicted by the AGGA device. 

  • What Other Dental Devices Are Being Investigated by the FDA?

    In addition to reviewing reports of complications with AGGA, the FDA also indicates that they are evaluating other similar devices, which include the following:

    • The Anterior Remodeling Appliance (ARA)
    • The Fixed Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance (FAGGA)
    • The Fixed Anterior Remodeling Appliance (FARA)
    • The Fixed Osseo-Restoration Appliance (FORA)
    • The Osseo-Restoration Appliance (ORA) 

    If you or someone you know has had any of the previously mentioned dental devices installed, you may be eligible for compensation. You can connect with us here for more information regarding the AGGA case to see how we may be able to help you.

  • What Compensation Can AGGA Victims Expect?

    Victims of the AGGA dental device who join the lawsuit may be eligible to seek financial compensation for the following injuries:

    • Alveolar bone loss
    • Anterior maxillary teeth
    • Gum Recession
    • Facial disfigurement
    • Flared teeth
    • Nerve damage
    • Root Resorption
    • Tooth loss and/or damage
    • Tooth and/or Jaw pain

    Victims may also seek compensation for any corrective surgery they have needed in order to correct the AGGA injuries they’ve sustained.

  • Should I Contact a Morgan & Morgan Attorney For Help?

    Absolutely.

    If you or someone you know has had an AGGA dental device installed and have experienced any injuries, contacting a Morgan & Morgan attorney can help you ensure you have the best shot at getting the justice and compensation you deserve. Please don’t wait to contact us. 

    For over 30 years, our law firm has been helping victims of injury cases fight back against corporations that would turn a blind eye to their mistakes, leaving thousands to suffer the consequences. For more information on how we may be able to help your case, you can connect with one of our staff today by completing our free, no-obligation case evaluation form.

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