updated 12/23/2010 3:34:09 PM ET 2010-12-23T20:34:09

A Eugene couple has sued a local doctor and medical group for $650,000 for a botched vasectomy.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports that Scott and Donnita Bassinger filed the suit this month, saying Dr. Stephen Schepergerdes and Oregon Medical Group should help with the expenses associated with Donnita Bassinger's Cesarean delivery and with their son's upbringing and college education.

They allege that Schepergerdes failed to inform the couple that he encountered complications when performing Scott Bassinger's vasectomy in 2007, despite allegedly noting in his records that Bassinger's tubes were thin and difficult to dissect.

The doctor and medical group did not respond to requests for comment.

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