Nashville Personal Injury Lawyer “sinks his teeth” into dental grill case
The attorneys and staff at Raybin & Weissman, PC congratulate David Raybin for his great work on behalf of an incarcerated man whose dental grill was forceably ripped out by a Sheriff’s deputy.
The incident in November started with McCoy’s arrest after failing to pay child support. A sheriff’s deputy told him to remove the gold grill attached to his teeth. But when McCoy, 31, told the deputy it was permanently attached, Lt. Tanya Mayhew stepped in. She put on a rubber glove, stuck her hand in his mouth and yanked out the gold jewelry grill cemented to his teeth.
Mr. McCoy had the enamel on his front four teeth ripped away and was denied proper medical treatment afterward. He asked to see a dentist but was given Tylenol instead. It took 10 days locked away before the dentist came.
The incident left his teeth disfigured and needed at least $10,000 in dental work. Metro lawyers have scrambled to reach a $95,000 legal settlement, including pain and suffering.
Many attorneys would likely avoid representing an individual under such circumstances. However, at Raybin & Weissman, we believe justice is not reserved only for the rich. Kudos to David Raybin for exemplifying this behavior.