TULSA — A hearing is set to get under way as an oral surgeon accused of keeping filthy office conditions at his two Tulsa-area clinics seeks to have a lawsuit dismissed.
Sharon Fairchilds says Dr. W. Scott Harrington was negligent when he allowed two of his office clerks to perform sedation on a child.
Harrington's attorneys are asking that their lawsuit be tossed out of court.
A hearing on that request is scheduled to begin Monday morning in Tulsa.
A complaint filed by the state of Oklahoma said officials found rusty instruments and improper use of a machine designed to sterilize tools at Harrington's offices.
Last month, investigators said Harrington was responsible for the nation's first transmission of hepatitis C between patients in a dental office.