Chappaqua, NY (PRWEB) August 23, 2009
Dr. Mark Whitten, Dr. L. Edward Perraut, M.D., & TLC sued for LASIK eye malpractice. On August 7, 2009 plaintiff, Jamie Domeier, served her Complaint against Mark Whitten, M.D., L. Edward Perraut, Jr., M.D., TLC The Laser Center (Northeast) Inc., Jo Angeles, O.D., Andrew Morgenstern, O.D., Greg W. McGrew, O.D., Paul J. Chmielewski, O.D., and the Eyecare Center Of Leesburg, P.C., in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia, for allegedly failing to appropriately manage Jamie Domeier's post-operative LASIK care (Virginia Circuit Court of Fairfax County Case # CL 2009-2959).
Ms. Domeier had LASIK surgery at a TLC facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Following Jamie Domeier's LASIK surgery, she was instructed to return to northern Virginia for her post-operative care. During that post-operative care, Ms. Domeier was transferred between various eye care professionals including, but not limited to, four optometrists and two ophthalmologists, including Defendant Mark Whitten, M.D. Defendant Mark Whitten, M.D. was Tiger Woods's LASIK surgeon and is the Regional Medical Director for TLC Laser Eye Centers in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area and Richmond, VA.
The Complaint alleges that defendants passed Ms. Domeier from one doctor to another and prescribed steroid eye drops, while no one took charge of her post-operative care, nor carefully monitored or appropriately responded to the increase in her intraocular pressure, which was allegedly caused by the steroids. Consequently, after months of allegedly inconsistent post-operative care, she was initially seen by a glaucoma specialist who diagnosed her with irreversible and permanent nerve damage to her optic nerves. Ms. Domeier now suffers from steroid induced glaucoma which allegedly resulted from the supposed negligence of Defendant TLC, and that of its several eye care professionals, who reportedly were responsible for "co-managing" her post-operative care.
Ms. Domeier is a 23-year-old salesperson who had aspirations to perform at the highest level of equestrian competition. She is now blind in her left eye. It is Ms. Domeier's belief that the "co-managed" care system of the defendants may have contributed towards her current state of well-being. Jamie Domeier's equestrian career will now amount to nothing more than an unattainable dream.
The plaintiffs are represented by Todd J. Krouner, from Pleasantville, New York, and Donna Miller Rostant, of Jones & Rostant, P.C., from Fairfax, Virginia. Mr. Krouner and Ms. Rostant represent victims of LASIK surgery throughout the United States.
A copy of plaintiffs' complaint is available at http://www.krounerlaw.com. For further information, please contact Todd J. Krouner, Esq., at (914) 238-5800, or Donna Miller Rostant, Esq., at (703) 352-0522.
Virginia Circuit Court of Fairfax County
Case # CL 2009-2959