September 5, 2013
By May, the Oklahoma State Board of Health took no action after meeting to discuss the investigation. Since then, the case has been quiet — until now.
Local news station KJRH announced that Dr. Harrington is being sued by seven out of potentially 7,000 patients who were put at risk. Five of the seven people suing contracted infectious diseases while patients of Dr. Harrington. The Oklahoma State Board of Health reports that 77 of Dr. Harrington's former patients have tested positive for hepatitis C, five for hepatitis B, and four for HIV.
The plaintiffs, claiming damages over $10,000, are suing Harrington, his corporation, and several pharmaceutical companies, including Hospira, Pharaceutical Systems, and Southern Anesthesia, for selling multi-use Propofol vials.
Dr. Harrington will appear before the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry on January 17.