Small Smiles agrees to $39M settlement in mistreatment lawsuit | Dr. Bicuspid

May 12, 2015 — The Small Smiles dental chain has agreed to pay $39 million according to the proposed settlement filed in bankruptcy court in Nashville, TN. The lawsuits included claims for alleged “unnecessary, inappropriate, unsafe, and excessive dental procedures” performed on thousands of young children at Small Smiles clinics between 2000 and 2010.

The tentative settlement resolves claims against 71 Small Smiles clinics, the parent companies, and hundreds of Small Smiles dentists, said Houston plaintiff’s attorney Jim Moriarty, who is also chairman of the Trustee Advisory Committee for the Small Smiles children’s abuse trust. The claims include alleged overtreatment, abusive use of restraint devices, dental malpractice, and other forms of substandard dental care.

Source: Dr. Bicuspid Small Smiles agrees to $39M settlement in mistreatment lawsuit

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