Silverman v. Defendant Eye Surgicenter

  • Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois03/01/1996
    Client: Defendant Physician
    Outcome: Defense Verdict

Synopsis:

Plaintiff, an 80-year-old female, filed suit against her treating ophthalmologist and treatment facility for her loss of vision following cataract surgery and a subsequent surgery to lyse adhesions to the cornealiris.

Plaintiff claimed that defendants failed to use proper procedures, failed to properly record treatment and failed to use alternative modalities of treatment. This allegedly led to defendant’s failure to diagnose plaintiff’s retinal tear, which subsequently caused the patient to experience a vitreous hemorrhage and eventual detachment of the left retina.

Plaintiff sought over $250,000. The jury returned a defense verdict.