Hart v. Defendant Physician

  • Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois04/02/2002
    Client: Defendant Physician
    Outcome: Defense Verdict

Synopsis:

Plaintiff alleged that she suffered from severe dry eye syndrome and resulting visual distortions following the excision of a bulbar conjunctiva cyst.

Plaintiff claimed that the surgeon failed to obtain a proper informed consent and that the surgery caused the dry eye syndrome.

Defense successfully argued that the surgery did not cause her dry eye condition which was pre-existing and that dry eye syndrome was not a recognized risk of this particular procedure as performed.

Plaintiff sought over $700,000. The jury returned a defense verdict.