Collins v. Defendant Ophthalmologist


Whether the Defendant ophthalmologist breached the standard of care and caused the Plaintiff’s complained of damages when performing Plaintiff's LASIK surgery.


Jury trial resulting in defense verdict for the Defendant ophthalmologist.

Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant failed to adequately assess him and rule him out as a suitable candidate for LASIK.  After his procedure, he developed corneal thinning.  The defense was able to demonstrate that the Defendant reasonably tested the patient before offering the procedure, but the patient's latent corneal thinning disease did not manifest pre-operatively. The case proceeded to a jury trial in Lake County, IN, in Crown Point.  The jury returned a defense verdict in less than an hour.

Alyssa Stamatakos



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