Family of Teen Who Died After Wisdom Teeth Removal Reaches Settlement

December 04, 2017 12:42 PM

The video above aired after Sydney Galleger's death in 2015.


The family of an Eden Prairie teen who died during surgery to remove her wisdom teeth has reached a $2 million settlement with the oral surgeon who performed the procedure.

Advertisement

A case against Dr. Paul Tompach filed by the family of 17-year-old Sydney Galleger was scheduled to go to trial in May 2018. Instead, the Star Tribune reports the medical malpractice case filed in Hennepin County District Court was settled late last month.

RELATED: Family of Eden Prairie Teen who Dies after Wisdom Teeth Extraction Sues Dentist

The lawsuit claimed negligent and dangerous actions taken during the routine procedure led the teen's death in June 2015. Those actions included incorrectly administering general anesthesia to failing to adequately monitor the girl during surgery.

RELATED: Dentist Allowed to Resume Practice with Limitations after Eden Prairie Teen's Death

Tompach had his license temporarily suspended by a state licensing board. He's currently on the faculty of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

RELATED: 'Blue Balloons for Sidney" Supports Grieving Family, Friends

Credits

Associated Press

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Advertisement

Police Across Twin Cities Warn of Package Thefts

Running on Empty: Maplewood Police Say Suspects Abandon Stolen Toys When Car Runs Out of Gas

Santa and Sheriff Join Forces to Promote Book Program

Looks Like a Snowless Start to the Week in Twin Cities

Last Batch of McNally Smith Students Graduate

Vikings: 3 Keys to Beating the Bengals

Advertisement