|Updated: 3/29/2013 3:24 pm
||Published: 3/29/2013 3:23 pm
A Tulsa law firm says several patients of a Tulsa County dentist under investigation have contacted them about possible lawsuits.
Dr. W. Scott Harrington is under investigation by the Tulsa and Oklahoma Health Department for possibly exposing 7,000 patients to HIV, Hepatitis B, and C.
“Today we have received multiple unsolicited calls from patients of Tulsa dentist Dr. W. Scott Harrington, who are seeking our legal assistance," says Gary L. Richardson, founder of Oklahoma's most prominent plaintiff's law firm, Richardson, Richardson, Boudreaux, Keesling, PLLC.
"According to numerous current news stories, about 7,000 patients who visited Dr. Harrington in the past six years may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis," Richardson said, "so we certainly understand the concern and anger the callers expressed to us. It's too early to know if the situation will be ripe for a class action. That will depend on the impact of the allegations as well as a number of other factors."
Richardson, Richardson, Boudreaux, Keesling has recently been in the news as the legal counsel for nine plaintiffs in lawsuits against the Church of Scientology's Narconon of Oklahoma (NO), d/b/a Narconon Arrowhead, an Oklahoma corporation; Narconon International (NI), a foreign corporation based in California; Association for Better Living and Education International (ABLE), a foreign corporation based in California; and Gerald D. Wootan, DO, M.Ed, medical director of Narconon of Oklahoma.