OMW Secures Defense Verdict for an Ophthalmology Practice in a Medical Malpractice Jury Trial

August 12, 2016

Mike O’Neill and Kelly McFadden successfully defended an Ophthalmology practice in the St. Joseph County Superior Court, South Bend, Indiana in a jury trial where the plaintiff alleged that the Ophthalmology practice negligently treated plaintiff’s eye infection resulting in the total loss of her right eye. A Medical Review Panel unanimously found that the ophthalmologist breached the standard of care and that the claimed negligence was a factor in the loss of the plaintiff’s right eye. At the trial, the defense brought a General Ophthalmologist and a Corneal Specialist who explained that the patient’s vision problems and loss of an eye were the result of a severe auto-immune condition, Sjogren’s Syndrome, and that the loss of the eye was unpreventable. The jury heard five days of evidence between August 8 – August 12, 2016 and then returned a verdict in favor of the defendant practice. For more information, contact Mr. O’Neill or Ms. McFadden at (219) 322-0450 or by email at [email protected] or [email protected].