Marc Erickson and Tom Rottinghaus successfully defended our client, a retinal surgeon, in a jury trial in Jackson County, Missouri. Our client treated the plaintiff for several years for diabetic retinopathy by providing laser treatments (panretinal photocoagulation) and surgery (vitrectomy). Despite our client’s efforts, the plaintiff lost sight in his right eye.
The plaintiff alleged that our client failed to provide timely treatment and thus caused the plaintiff’s condition to irreversibly deteriorate. Our client denied the allegations and argued that the loss of vision was a result of the disease and a complication from the surgery.
The Jackson County jury returned a unanimous defense verdict for our client after a one-week trial.
With one of the leading professional liability practices in the Midwest, Wagstaff & Cartmell represents professionals, like our defendant, who are held to a high standard of care. We provide doctors, accountants, and other professionals with aggressive litigation when necessary.