Supreme Court, Dutchess County

The plaintiff claimed that just prior to cataract surgery by the non-party ophthalmologist the globe of his right eye was perforated by a needle that the defendant anesthesiologist used to deliver local anesthesia, resulting in a macular hole and the loss of central vision in that eye. The defense claimed that the vision loss was secondary to age related macular degeneration, which had been diagnosed in the other eye.

Result : Defense verdict.
Defense Attorney : For the anesthesiologist: Sarah E. Sholes
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