June 2010 News
Jury enters verdict in favor of ophthalmologist represented by Eichhorn & Eichhorn, LLP
Alyssa Stamatakos and Carly Brandenburg successfully defended a Northwest Indiana ophthalmologist in a medical malpractice case filed against him by one of his former LASIK patients. Postoperatively, the patient developed ectasia, or thinning of the cornea. This condition caused him to have poor vision, and he may require future procedures to increase his corneal thickness and improve his vision. The patient contended that he was not a good candidate for LASIK, and that the ophthalmologist should have ruled him out as candidate for the surgery. Alyssa and Carly argued that the ophthalmologist performed the proper tests to assess the patient for LASIK, and the test results showed that the patient was a good candidate for LASIK. They also argued that an imperfect outcome does not mean the ophthalmologist committed malpractice. After three days of trial, the jury concluded that no medical malpractice occurred, and returned a verdict in favor of the ophthalmologist after less than fifteen minutes of deliberation. Alyssa and Carly work in the firm’s Hammond office and can reached at (219) 931-0560, or by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.