Suit Seeks $1.75M From Oregon Dentist For Pulling Wrong Teeth

September 4, 2013

A Eugene, Ore. dentist is being sued for $1.75 million for allegedly pulling the wrong teeth during dental surgery on a 4-year-old boy two years ago.

The Register-Guard reported the lawsuit claims dentist and dental surgeon Gerald Harper mistakenly removed two of the boy’s permanent teeth when he was supposed to remove two extra teeth.

The lawsuit says the boy also endured postsurgical infection and other problems that will require him to have more dental surgery when he is older.

A call to the dentist by the Register-Guard for comment was not immediately returned.

The lawsuit was filed in Lane County Circuit Court by Khoi and Cherwyn Nguyen, the godparents of the boy, who is now 6.

No trial date has been set.

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