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Eyeball punctured twice during cataract surgery – $450,000 Verdict (plus interest) (access required)

Plaintiff was a 57-year-old woman who was scheduled for cataract removal surgery on her right eye on Feb. 26, 2005. Just prior to the surgery, a nurse anesthetist (CRNA) punctured her eyeball twice while inserting the needle for the superotemporal (ST) anesthetic injection. On the first post-operative day, plaintiff’s ophthalmologist and retinal specialists diagnosed a vitreous ...