MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The family of a 6-year-old girl whose face was permanently scarred during a laser procedure is suing the University of Minnesota Physicians doctor who treated the child.

A lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District Court this week alleges Dr. Kristen Hook failed to disclose her inexperience in using the laser to treat the girl's birthmark and did not provide adequate follow-up care in 2017.

Reports say the girl's mother, Kasey Bernu, says the family wants accountability. The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $50,000 for emotional distress, pain, suffering and a loss of future earnings, among other damages.

University of Minnesota Physicians declined to comment.

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