Settlement Reached With Remaining Defendants in Nitrous Oxide Brain Damage Suit

Settlement Reached With Remaining Defendants in Nitrous Oxide Brain Damage Suit  A settlement has recently been reached in the personal injury lawsuit filed on behalf of a man who claims he sustained brain damage when nitrous oxide and oxygen lines were crossed during a dental procedure.

According to the Lawrence Journal-World, Austin Stone and his family filed the suit last year after Stone underwent a procedure to remove wisdom teeth at the office of Dr. Kirk Vincent. At a certain point during the procedure, Vincent administered what he believed to be a mix of oxygen and nitrous oxide, but what was actually pure nitrous oxide due to a mix-up in the lines that occurred during the office's construction, the suit claimed.

In January, Action Plumbing Inc., the company that installed the gas lines, settled with the family for $3 million while denying liability. Now, Vincent, the city of Lawrence and a number of other defendants have settled with the family as well, and the involved parties will ask the judge to dismiss it.

Though the amount of the settlement was undisclosed and the personal injury lawsuit did not ask for a specific number in damages, it sought at least $75,000 for each of the 12 counts, the news source reports.