September 3, 2015
Tracy Prewitt successfully defended an ophthalmologist during a jury trial in Floyd County Superior Court in New Albany, Indiana against allegations of medical malpractice.
Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant did not meet the standard of care as it related to the decision to perform an intraocular lens exchange. Plaintiff argued she was not properly informed on how the intraocular lens performed, despite the fact she signed detailed informed consent forms. Prewitt countered by establishing that the elective procedure was appropriate based on the Plaintiff’s needs and that the Defendant adequately described the risks of the procedure to her, in addition to having her sign detailed consent forms. Upon considering the matter, the jury agreed that the Defendant acted appropriately and entered a defense verdict finding no fault against him.