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DEFENSE VERDICT IN FAVOR OF PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGIST


Frilot partners Peter E. Sperling and John B. Cazale obtained a defense verdict in favor of a pediatric ophthalmologist after a four day jury trial in Civil District Court in Orleans Parish.


The pediatric ophthalmologist performed strabismus (eye muscle) surgery on a three year old child who was born deaf. Three days following the surgery the child developed an infection which resulted in loss of vision in her right eye. The allegations were that the pediatric ophthalmologist should have postponed the surgery due to the fact that the child presented on the morning of surgery with signs of an upper respiratory infection and that there was a delay in diagnosing and treating the infection. After deliberating for approximately one hour the jury returned a verdict in favor of the pediatric ophthalmologist.


 


 


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