A medical malpractice lawsuit accusing an eye clinic and hospital of failing to refer a teenager suffering from gradual vision loss to a neurosurgeon soon enough to prevent permanent blindness heads to trial Monday in Montana state court, and the proceedings will be webcast gavel-to-gavel by Courtroom View Network.

Plaintiff Brett Camen, 18, alleges that staff at Glacier Eye Clinic and Kalispell Regional Medical Center failed to recognize the danger of accumulating cerebral spinal fluid in Brett’s brain throughout a roughly monthlong period during which the fluid’s pressure on the optic nerve caused Brett’s vision to steadily deteriorate.

Glacier Eye Clinic and Kalispell Regional Medical Center deny the allegations in court filings and argue that Camen’s treatment was consistent with the standard of care for the symptoms he presented.

Kent Mathewson is representing Glacier Eye Clinic.

MedMal Trial Over Teenager’s Permanent Blindness Begins Monday, CVN To Webcast Gavel-to-Gavel