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Cook County couple sues doctors, alleging botched care caused blindness

By Carol Ostrow | Sep 1, 2015

A husband and wife are suing two eye doctors and their respective practices, alleging a failed diagnosis that the couple says cost the wife her eyesight.

Susan Cronin and Thomas Cronin filed a lawsuit Aug. 27 in Cook County Circuit Court against Dr. Daniel Alter, Midwest Retina Consultants, Dr. David Greenberg,and Eye Surgeons, alleging medical malpractice in 2013.

The suit states when Susan Cronin came under the defendants’ care Sept. 13, 2013, they were in breach of duty to the plaintiff to exercise due care and caution in her treatment because they failed to diagnose and treat a condition called giant cell arteritis, an inflammation of the lining of the arteries.

Giant cell arteritis can cause headaches, jaw pain, blurred or double vision, blindness and, occasionally, stroke. Consequently, according to the lawsuit, Susan Cronin suffered visual loss resulting in significant personal and pecuniary damages.

The plaintiffs charge the defendant with liability in loss of consortium.

The Cronins seek more than $50,000, plus interest, attorney fees and costs. They are represented by attorneys Shawn Kasserman and Robert Geimer of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman in Chicago.

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