Medical Malpractice

Douglas P. Perry

Douglas P. Perry obtained a Defendant’s verdict in this action which was venued in Suffolk County Supreme Court. The injured Plaintiff failed to utilize safety goggles while working on the removal of hard PVC coping on an abandoned swimming pool. This resulted in sharp material penetrating the plaintiffs eye which caused a ruptured globe (penetrating corneal injury) and triggered both a traumatic cataract and retinal detachment. The Plaintiff was initially treated by our client in a Hospital setting where immediate surgery was performed to repair the globe. When plaintiff presented to our clients offices on the following day, it was apparent that he was suffering from endopthalmitis and was in need of further surgery to repair the globe and prevent further loss of vitreous fluid. Plaintiff went on to have multiple restorative procedures at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. It was alleged that his corneal injury resulted from improper treatment rendered by our client immediately following the accident. We were able to establish through expert testimony that the plaintiff received appropriate treatment for his penetrating eye injury and that the accident alone was the cause of plaintiff’s resultant damages. A Suffolk County jury returned a verdict in favor of our client, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, and determined that he did not deviate from the standard of care during his treatment of the plaintiff.