Optometrist sued over man's detached retina claims

Kelly Holleran Jul. 12, 2010, 8:46am

A Madison County man has filed suit against his optometrist, alleging she failed to warn him of the dangers of a detached retina causing him permanent loss of his vision.

Larry Moss claims he began visiting defendant Optometrist Kimberly Rosenthal Tinge at defendant Rosenthal Optometric Associates at some point prior to Aug. 5, 2008.

During the visits, Tinge failed to warn Moss of the signs and symptoms of a detached retina, failed to caution him to seek immediate medical help should he develop the signs and symptoms of a detached retina, failed to warn him of the potential consequences if he failed to seek immediate medical assistance and failed to document that she informed Moss he was at an increased risk for developing a detached retina, according to the complaint filed June 28 in Madison County Circuit Court.

As a result, Moss endured pain, suffering, a permanent loss of his vision, headaches, dizziness and other vision-related illnesses and incurred medical costs.

In his two-count complaint, Moss is seeking a judgment of more than $150,000, plus costs.

He will be represented by D. Keith Short of Shiloh.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-678.

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