EYEBALL PUNCTURED DURING CATARACT SURGERY
A 57-year-old Virginia woman was scheduled for cataract removal surgery on her right eye on Feb. 26, 2005. Just prior to the surgery, a nurse anesthetist (CRNA) punctured her eyeball twice while inserting the needle for the superotemporal (ST) anesthetic injection.
On the first post-operative day, plaintiff’s ophthalmologist and retinal specialists diagnosed a vitreous hemorrhage and then a double perforation.
This means the woman suffered a permanent scar rendering her “legally blind.” The injury is permanent and cannot be repaired or improved with surgery.
After 28 minutes, the Jury returned a $450,000 verdict for the woman ! (WAY TO GO JURY)
Congratulations to Plaintiff’s Attorney Stephanie E. Grana, Richmond.
You did a great job for your client.
Frith Law Firm in Roanoke also accepts Malpractice cases arising from eye surgery. Lasik, cataract surgery etc. Please call our firm today if you have a malpractice question regarding eye surgery. 1-866-985-0098.