Plaintiff alleged that the defendant had improperly and prematurely removed sutures from the patient’s eye following a corneal transplant.
Plaintiff further alleged that he had decreased visual acuity and an on-going elevated intraocular pressure which could lead to glaucomatous damage to his optic nerve.
The defense successfully argued that the sutures were removed at the appropriate time and that plaintiff’s ensuing visual problems were unrelated to the surgery or the removal of the sutures.
The plaintiff requested approximately $1.2 million dollars in damages from the jury. The jury returned a defense verdict.