Miss Elaine Nelson,* at age 38, began experiencing persistent headaches and blurred vision. She sought treatment from an optometrist and ophthalmologist. Despite numerous visits and her growing concerns, Miss Nelson was constantly reassured that nothing was wrong...she just needed new glasses.
Unsatisfied with this diagnosis, Miss Nelson consulted with a third doctor who in turn referred her to a doctor of neurology. The neurologist discovered that Miss Nelson's concerns were justified; in fact, she had a brain tumor compressing the nerve to her right eye.
A Connecticut Medical Malpractice Attorney from the Haymond Law Firm sued the optometrist and first ophthalmologist for medical malpractice based on their failure to properly diagnose her symptoms. Mediation on the claim against the optometrist, thanks to the Attorney's persuasiveness, resulted in a $275,000 award to Miss Nelson. The Attorney is still pursuing Miss Nelson's lawsuit against the ophthalmologist for the delay she caused by not sending Miss Nelson to a neurologist sooner. To date, $275,000 has been collected on Miss Nelson's behalf and the case continues.
*Some names and details have been changed to protect confidentiality. While we can't guarantee the same results; we can assure you the same effort.