EYEBALL PUNCTURED DURING CATARACT SURGERY

OUCH!

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.

Lauren Ellerman

Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.