MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Several dentists and dental practices are suing the makers of a dental crown product, alleging it is defective.

Vikram Bhatia, Jeffrey Chen, Bruce Sherrill, Brookhaven Dental Associates, and Johns Creek Dental Associates, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit May 16 in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota against 3M Company, alleging breach of express and implied warranties, violation of the Minnesota Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Ac and the Minnesota Prevention of Consumer Fraud Act, products liability, strict liability, and unjust enrichment.

The suit alleges 3M marketed and sold hundreds of thousands of defective dental crowns to dentists across the country. The complaint states the Lava Ultimate Restorative product debonded and failed at up to a 50 percent rate.

The plaintiffs and others in the class seek a jury trial, damages, disgorgement, injunctive relief, interests, attorney fees and other costs. They are represented by attorneys Daniel C. Hedlund, Daniel E. Gustafson, Amanda M. Williams, David A. Goodwin and Eric S. Taubel of Gustafson Gluek in Minneapolis, Warren T. Burns, Will Thompson and Korey A. Nelson of Burns Charest in Dallas and New Orleans, Charles D. Gabriel of Chalmers Pak Burch & Adams in Alpharetta, Georgia, and David S. Corwin, Bradley A. Winters and Vicki L. Little of Sher Corwin Winters in St. Louis.

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota Case number 16-CV-01304-DWF-JSM

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