Patients File Class-Action Lawsuit Against Knoxville Dentist

Three patients of Knoxville dentist Clarence "Buzz" Nabers have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against his practice for potentially exposing thousands of people to infectious diseases by reusing and improperly sterilizing dental tools, Knoxnews reports. The proposed class would include some 8,000 patients treated at Nabers' practice during a time the Tennessee Department of Health said the dental clinic followed questionable sterilization techniques. Knoxville attorneys Troy Bowlin and Mark Stephens, who served as Knox County's public defender for 29 years and stepped down at the end of October to return to private practice, are representing the three patients.

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