A orthodontist is suing a dentist he claims was negligent in performing dental work.

Dr. Kevin M. McCoy filed a lawsuit May 23 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Dr. Rebecca S. Prescott.

According to the complaint, McCoy was a patient of Prescott on June 3, 2012, when she negligently performed an endodontic treatment. He claims she allowed materials to escape one tooth and contaminate other areas, including nerve canals, and failed properly clean the chemicals and inform him.

McCoy alleges Prescott's actions led to injuries that required and will further dental work.

McCoy is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by attorney Anthony E. Blumberg of Anthony E. Blumberg & Associates LLC.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L005568.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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