Judge tosses out lawsuit against Tulsa dentist accused of filthy practice

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TULSA, Okla. – The lawsuit against the Tulsa dentist accused of keeping a filthy office has been tossed out by a judge.

Dr. W. Scott Harrington is accused of using rusty instruments and improperly using a machine to sterilize the tools.

Hundreds of people were tested for possible exposure to hepatitis and other infections.

Last month investigators determined Harrington was responsible for the nation’s first transmission of hepatitis C between patients in a dental office.

Sharon Fairchilds filed a lawsuit alleging Harrington was negligent when he allowed two of his office clerks to perform sedation on a child.

That lawsuit was dismissed Monday when the woman’s attorney failed to show up for the hearing.

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