March 4, 2016
David Strite and Ben Weigel successfully defended a Columbus, Indiana board-certified ophthalmologist during a recent jury trial in Bartholomew County Circuit Court. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant physician failed to appropriately treat pseudotumor cerebri, a rare vision-threatening condition. Plaintiff’s claims were supported by a subsequent treating neuro-ophthalmologist and by a neuro-ophthalmologist from the University of California at San Diego. Strite and Weigel countered that the defendant physician’s plan was appropriate under the circumstances and that plaintiff’s alleged vision impairment was an unfortunate outcome, but not the result of medical negligence. The defense theory was supported by board-certified ophthalmologists from Greenwood, Indiana and Louisville. The jury returned a unanimous defense verdict after 45 minutes of deliberation.