Loss of Vision Due to Medical Malpractice ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Loss of Vision Due to Medical Malpractice

A medical malpractice case against Huntsville Hospital and one of its emergency room physicians, Dr. Thomas J. Calvert, was reinstated on Friday by the Alabama Supreme Court. Francis Price Crosslin claims that because of the negligence of the hospital and Calvert, he has been left with severely limited vision in both eyes.
On Feb. 23, 2002, Crosslin went to the hospital complaining of nausea, dizziness and weakness. After many tests, which included a CT scan, doctors found a tumor on Crosslin’s pituitary gland. The court said Crosslin was not told about the tumor when he met with Dr. Calvert later that day. According to documents in the case, Crosslin returned to the hospital on Sept. 1, 2005, complaining of loss of vision in his left eye and decreased vision in his right eye. Crosslin first learned of the tumor then, and it was removed two days later. But Crosslin's vision has not improved, and he suffers from blindness or severely limited vision in both eyes.

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