Lawyers at DBMS successfully litigate a wide variety of civil cases and argue appeals in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the country.

Professional Liability

Tolar v. Defendant Ophthalmologists

09/01/2006
Client:

Defendant Ophthalmologists

Outcome:

Defense Verdict

Synopsis:

The plaintiff had alleged that the antiarrhythmia drug amiodarone, prescribed by the patient’s cardiologist, had caused total vision loss in both eyes.

Concerns over amiodarone associated optic neuropathy had been published in the medical literature for a number of years.

In rejecting the plaintiff’s request for $2 million dollars, DBMS successfully argued that the connection between amiodarone and optic neuropathy had not been proven and that the patient’s clinical picture did not match that of a toxic neuropathy.