Surgery patient sues local eye doctor for malpractice

Mark Payne Feb. 23, 2015, 9:00am

A Chicago ophthalmologist is facing a medical malpractice suit over claims he damaged a patient’s eye during surgery.

Cappy Silver filed suit Feb. 5 in Cook County Circuit Court against Dr. Allen Putterman.

According to the complaint, Putterman operated on Silver on Feb. 6, 2013, giving him a bilateral internal levator aponeurosis advancement ptosis, in addition to removing fat and skin, and then re-positioning it.

The plaintiff alleges he had a vision condition, Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, that the defendant doctor didn’t diagnose. The condition, the suit states, caused an issue with the surgery and led to an injury Silver asserts was a result of Putterman's negligence.

Silver seeks damages in excess of $50,000 and is represented by the Law Offices of Todd A. Heller & Associates in Deerfield.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2015-L-001248.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and represents only one side of the story.

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