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Lawsuit: Defendant dentist ‘extracted teeth that did not require extraction’

August 24th, 2011 by josh farley

Blogger’s note: This is the latest case in our ongoing series here at the blog showcasing suits filed in Kitsap County Superior Court. 

A local woman has filed a lawsuit alleging a wide range of indiscretions against a Kitsap County dentist, including that he “extracted teeth that did not require extraction,” and crowned the woman’s two front teeth with porcelain crowns “that dramatically increased their size,” according to documents filed in Kitsap County Superior Court. 

The suit, filed in late July, says the woman was getting dental work as part of the creation of a partial denture. But the lawyer representing the woman says the dentist took out teeth that could have been saved, made crowns and fillings that later fell out and caused her pain stemming from procedures he conducted in 2008. The woman had to go on pain medication as a result as well, the lawsuit says.

For such “outrageous and extreme conduct,” the plaintiffs are seeking “treble” damages for the costs and disbursements of the procedures, interest and attorney’s fees, as well as “further relief the court deems just.”

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2 Responses to “Lawsuit: Defendant dentist ‘extracted teeth that did not require extraction’”

  1. heybooboo Says:

    What is the name of the dentist?

  2. josh farley Says:

    heybooboo,

    This lawsuit’s in its very early stages and the defendant hasn’t yet had a chance to even respond to the allegations, so I’d rather not publish names of either party. Should this case go to trial and/or continue to be litigated, we may report on it and publish more details. For now, it is listed on this blog simply to note it has been filed. Of course, you are always welcome to view cases in the Kitsap County Clerk’s Office in Port Orchard.

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