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Lawsuit: Acupuncturist ‘punctured plaintiff’s right lung’

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

An April lawsuit alleges an acupuncturist at a North Kitsap clinic punctured a woman’s right lung “causing severe physical injury and conscious pain and suffering,” according to documents filed in Kitsap County Superior Court. 

The lawsuit says the woman was getting treatment in April 2010 when the incident occurred. The suit seeks compensation for medical care, attorney’s fees, general damages, and other damages the court deems just and equitable.

In response to the suit, lawyers for the acupuncturist deny the allegations, and also claim the patient plaintiff had signed a consent and release form, assuming the risk of injury. The case is ongoing in superior court.