MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities dentist will pay more than $2 million to the family of a teenager who died following wisdom teeth surgery.

Seventeen-year-old Sydney Galleger’s heart stopped during the procedure in Edina two years ago. She died a week later.

Galleger’s parents sued Dr. Paul Tompach for medical malpractice.

Online records show the two sides reached a settlement in late October.

The state temporarily suspended Tompach’s license, saying his office incorrectly administered general anesthesia.

Comments (3)
  1. Sheila Kampa says:

    Wait. He now teaches at the U?

  2. dentist will pay more than $2 million? Where will he get this money to pay? The article should only say the plaintiffs were awarded this amount.

  3. Wait…his office administers the anesthesia? Maybe the billing clerk??
    I’ve never had anesthesia in a dental chair where the doctor didn’t administer it himself

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