Tomason v. Defendant Ophthalmologist

  • Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (Berland)07/01/2007
    Client: Defendant Ophthalmologist
    Outcome: Defense Verdict

Synopsis:

A Winnebago County jury found in favor of a defendant ophthalmologist represented by DBMS on July 13, 2007. In requesting more than $1 million dollars in damages, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant ophthalmologist had failed to obtain a proper informed consent relative to a contemplated Lasik procedure on a patient with glaucoma.

The plaintiff experienced a significant progression of her glaucoma resulting in loss of visual field and the need for several subsequent surgeries.

The defense successfully contended that the Lasik had no effect on her glaucoma.