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$15 million dollar oral surgery malpractice verdict in favor of dental patient

August 27, 2008
A Spokane jury ruled Tuesday that a local dentist was negligent in performing a series of aggressive jaw surgeries in 2000 and 2001 - awarding Kimberly Kallestad a total $14,888,525 million in economi...
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Oral surgery case goes to jurors

Karen Dorn Steele (Staff Writer)

August 22, 2008
The lawyers who've dueled for six weeks in a malpractice trial brought by a disabled woman against a Spokane oral surgeon gave their closing arguments Thursday in a packed courtroom in Spokane County ...
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Former patients challenge oral surgeon's testimony

Karen Dorn Steele (Staff Writer)

August 21, 2008
Three women treated by Dr. Patrick Collins for jaw problems testified that the Spokane oral surgeon promised to be their "hero" or "savior" - and then turned on them when they reported post-operative ...
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Dentist's former patients will take the stand

Karen Dorn Steele (Staff Writer)

August 20, 2008
Judge's decision allows three to testify

A Spokane judge has ruled that three former patients of Dr. Patrick Collins will be allowed to testify this week about their negative exper...
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Lawyer questions data cited by oral surgeon

Karen Dorn Steele (Staff Writer)

August 19, 2008
Malpractice trial now in its sixth week

A lawyer in the malpractice trial of Spokane oral surgeon Dr. Patrick Collins challenged Collins' claim that he has an 86 percent success ra...
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Oral surgeon testifies in malpractice trial

Karen Dorn Steele (Staff Writer)

August 15, 2008
A Spokane oral surgeon accused of malpractice for a series of jaw operations on a young woman took the stand Thursday in his own defense, saying although he doesn't remember the specifics of his initi...
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More patients ready to testify against oral surgeon

Key ruling due this week in trial

August 12, 2008
With the malpractice trial of Dr. Patrick Collins going into its sixth week Monday, the question of whether additional patients can testify who say they also were harmed by the Spokane dentist remains...
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Oral surgeon testifies in malpractice trial

August 10, 2008
A Spokane oral surgeon accused of malpractice for a series of jaw operations on a young woman took the stand Thursday in his own defense, saying although he doesn't remember the specifics of his initi...
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Lawyers clash over testimony from patients

Oral surgeon's malpractice trial continues

August 8, 2008
The question of whether more former patients of a Spokane oral surgeon should be allowed to testify in a malpractice trial about bad outcomes from jaw surgery erupted in Spokane Superior Court on Thur...
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Newspaper article prompts several to call plaintiff's lawyer

August 6, 2008
As her lawyers wrapped up their side of a malpractice case Tuesday against Spokane dentist Dr. Patrick Collins, 29-year-old Kimberly Kallestad testified that Collins assured her he'd never had a bad o...
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