David Strite and Joseph Klausing recently defended a family practitioner in Marion Superior Court
in Indianapolis for allegedly failing to diagnose viral meningitis and pseudotumor cerebri. Plaintiff maintained that the defendant should have diagnosed pseudotumor cerebri given his throbbing headaches, neck stiffness and diplopia. The defendant was also criticized for not referring the patient to a neurologist or ophthalmologist for further workup. As a result of defendant’s alleged negligence, plaintiff is now legally blind. Despite having a unanimous panel opinion against them, Strite and Klausing were able to obtain a unanimous defense verdict after brief juror deliberations. The plaintiff sought over $1 million in damages in this matter.