Category: Ophthalmologist Medical Malpractice

New York Appellate Court Upholds Medical Malpractice Verdict Against Ophthalmologist Involving Cataract Surgery

The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department (“New York Appellate Court”) held in its decision dated March 1, 2022 in a New York medical malpractice case against an ophthalmologist that alleged medical negligence led to the plaintiff’s…
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Montana Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Alleges Medical Negligence Led To Teenager’s Blindness

A Montana medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that Glacier Eye Clinic and Kalispell Regional Medical Center negligently failed to refer a teenager to a neurosurgeon over the period of one month when the now 18-year-old was suffering from increasing cerebral spinal…
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New York Appellate Court Reinstates Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against Ophthalmologists

The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Department (“New York Appellate Court”) held in its decision dated July 1, 2021: “Viewing the evidence in a light most favorable to plaintiff, a triable factual question exists regarding whether the notation…
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Medical Malpractice Statistics For Retinal Surgery

In an article posted on June 8, 2020 entitled “Malpractice Litigation in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Medical Retina” that was designed to report and analyze the causes and outcomes of vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina malpractice litigation concluded: “The complexity of…
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Maryland Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal Of Medical Malpractice Case Where Certificate Of Qualified Expert And Report Were Untimely Filed

The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland (“Maryland Appellate Court”), in its unreported opinion dated November 27, 2019, affirmed the dismissal of the plaintiff’s Maryland medical malpractice lawsuit where the plaintiff failed to timely file the required Certificate of Qualified…
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Minnesota Appellate Court Affirms $3.1M Medical Malpractice Verdict For Loss Of Eye

In its unpublished opinion filed on May 28, 2019, the State of Minnesota Court of Appeals (“Minnesota Appellate Court”) affirmed a Minnesota medical malpractice verdict in favor of a woman who lost her eye allegedly as a result of the…
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Maryland Appellate Court Overturns Medical Malpractice Verdict For Plaintiff Based On Respondeat Superior

In its opinion filed on April 27, 2018, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland (“Maryland Appellate Court”), Maryland’s intermediate appellate court, held that for a defendant health care provider to be liable for medical negligence based on respondeat superior,…
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Defense Verdict In Georgia Medical Malpractice Case Alleging Loss Of Eye

A Fulton County, Georgia medical malpractice jury returned a defense verdict on April 18, 2018 in a Georgia medical malpractice case in which the father of a minor alleged that the medical negligence of the defendant ophthalmologist resulted in his…
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Large Health Insurer Announces It Will Not Pay For Anesthesia Services For Many Cataract Surgeries

Anthem, Inc. (“Anthem”) is one of the largest health benefits companies in the United States. Anthem is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving members in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nevada,…
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Texas Supreme Court Affirms Medical Malpractice Verdict For Premature Infant’s Blindness

In its opinion delivered on September 29, 2017, the Supreme Court of Texas upheld a Texas medical malpractice jury’s finding in favor of a premature infant for the permanent blindness she suffered as a result of the alleged medical negligence…
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