Ophthalmology Malpractice Trial
Lee v. Eye Health Northwest, Multnomah County Case No. 1312-16844
Plaintiff alleged that she was a patient of Defendants for over 25 years. During that time she had been treated repeatedly for glaucoma and related eye conditions. In May of 2012 Plaintiff underwent a dilated exam at Defendant’s office. After she left the office, she had intense pain in her eye, and she contacted the Defendant’s office for guidance. She was told by the receptionist that the doctors were out and to use artificial tears. The next day Plaintiff returned to Defendant’s office, and her eye pressure indicated an acute attack of glaucoma. As a result of the untreated attack, Plaintiff lost part of her vision, is unable to drive and had to retire from her career as a financial consultant. She alleged that Defendant was negligent in failing to advise her to return immediately if she experienced pain after the dilated exam and failing to monitor Plaintiff’s glaucoma properly. Plaintiff sought $1,000,000.00 in past and future medical expenses as well as $2,000,000.00 in non-economic damages.
Defendant admitted that Plaintiff was a patient but denied all claims of negligence.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Lawrence Baron
Defense Counsel – Paul Silver
Verdict – $507,715.00
Date – October 13, 2014October 10, 2014