Parents of teen who died after getting wisdom teeth pulled accept $2M settlement

Galleger Family(MINNEAPOLIS) — A Minnesota family whose vibrant and active daughter died after going into cardiac arrest while getting her wisdom teeth pulled agreed to a more than $2 million settlement against the dentist in November, according to court papers.

On June, 9, 2015, Sydney Galleger, 17, was treated by Paul C. Tompach at Edina Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for the routine procedure, court documents said.

At the time, Galleger, a high school junior in Eden Prairie, was a diver on the school’s swim team as well as a skier.

The family alleged that during the June 9 procedure, Galleger’s “heart rate dropped …read more