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Married couple sues pair of eye doctors, alleging malpractice led to blindness

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 2, 2015

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A Cook County woman and her husband filed a lawsuit against a pair of ophthalmologists, claiming medical malpractice in a 2013 treatment complication that purportedly led to blindness in one eye.

Teresa Megielska and Dan Matsoukas sued Dimitri G. Perros and Kenneth Resnick on June 29 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging professional negligence in a June 2013 poor surgical outcome.

According to the filing, Perros performed a cataract or corneal surgery on Migielska’s left eye on June 28, 2013. The suit states Megielska experienced loss of vision in her left eye immediately following surgery and informed Perros, yet he assured her it was healing properly.

Court documents indicate Perros referred the plaintiff to Resnick after the June 28 procedure; and, after Resnick injected a medication into the plaintiff’s eye on Oct. 10, 2013, she experienced deterioration of her peripheral vision.

The lawsuit states Perros negligently performed a corneal transplant and failed to prevent pathology in the eye, allegedly leading to blindness; and Resnick negligently diagnosed the patient with macular degeneration and improperly administered medication.

Both defendants are blamed for neglecting to properly monitor, observe and evaluate the plaintiff, and failing to correctly diagnose the presence or absence of macular degeneration and optic nerve injury.

Megielska alleges permanent injury, pain, suffering, disability, disfigurement and loss of normal life. Claiming medical expenses and loss of consortium, the plaintiffs seek damages in excess of the jurisdictional amount plus attorney’s fees and costs. The couple is represented in the case by Timothy Touhy, of Touhy, Touhy & Buehler in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2015L0006615.

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