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Eden Prairie family sues dentist over teenager's death


January 30, 2017

The “negligent and dangerous” actions of an Edina oral surgeon during a routine wisdom teeth extraction led to the death of an Eden Prairie teen, the girl’s family is alleging in a lawsuit filed this week in Hennepin County District Court.

The medical malpractice and wrongful death suit against Dr. Paul Tompach, who continues to see patients under state licensing board restrictions, alleges that several missteps caused the death of Sydney Galleger in June 2015. The lawsuit’s allegations about what Tompach did wrong early in the procedure mirror much of what the state Board of Dentistry investigation determined before it put him under indefinite restrictions starting in March 2016.


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