San Jose Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Brought Against Hospital After Study Goes Wrong, Part 1 of 2

It is worth noting that situations similar to those described in this medical malpractice case could just as easily occur at any of the healthcare facilities in the San Jose area, such as Kaiser Permanente, Regional Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, or O’Connor Hospital.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this personal injury lawsuit and its proceedings.)

INJURIES: William claimed that between 2004, when he first presented with glaucoma symptoms, and 2009, when he was diagnosed with glaucoma, he suffered the loss of more than 90 percent of his visual fields, progressive optic nerve damage and continuing damage to nerve fibers, as well as continuing and progressive “cupping” of his optic nerves. He claimed that the negligent treatment proximately caused a need for invasive glaucoma surgery in both eyes, with the left one needing further surgical revisions, and that this has caused him to be rendered legally blind. He said he has almost no peripheral vision left, but he does have remaining visual acuity (i.e., he is able to see straight ahead). He can also read, watch television and see his wife, children and grandchildren.

In 2009, plaintiff Daniel William Sr., a military veteran in his 80s, was one of eight eye patients receiving treatment at the Veterans Administration hospital in Palo Alto, when he was contacted by VA Palo Alto Health Care System informing him that he received improper care that may have caused some vision loss, which could have been prevented.

William sued the United States government, which owns and manages the hospital, for medical malpractice – negligent treatment and failure to consult.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

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