Dr. Quentin Franklin and LASIKPLUS Sued for LASIK Malpractice

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Laurie Shrieves v. Quentin Franklin, M.D., and LCA-Vision, Inc. d/b/a LASIKPlus Virginia Circuit Court for the City of Chesapeake, Case No. CL 10000278-00

On February 5, 2010, plaintiff, Laurie Shrieves, filed suit against Quentin Franklin, M.D., and VCA-Vision, Inc., d/b/a LASIKPlus, in the Virginia Circuit Court for the City of Chesapeake, for the negligent performance of LASIK surgery on Ms. Shrieves. On June 29, 2008, Ms. Shrieves came under the care and treatment of Dr. Franklin for the purpose of having LASIK surgery on both eyes at LCA-Vision, Inc., d/b/a LASIKPlus.

The complaint alleges, among other things, that Dr. Franklin was negligent when he performed the LASIK surgery more than three millimeters off center of the pupil. As a result, Ms. Shrieves’ cornea became abnormal and developed a decentered ablation. A decentered ablation refers to when the laser treatment removes tissue from an area outside of the intended surgical zone. Laser ablations that are off-center can cause visual symptoms, including glare, halos, ghost images, and blurred vision. Consequently, Ms. Shrieves’ vision has suffered severely.

The plaintiffs are represented by Todd J. Krouner, from Pleasantville, New York, and Thomas Shuttleworth of Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock, P.C., from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Mr. Krouner represents victims of LASIK surgery throughout the United States. Mr. Shuttleworth has extensive experience in litigating medical malpractice actions.

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 Thomas Shuttleworth, Esq., at (757) 671-6020.

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