DR. MARK WHITTEN, DR. L. EDWARD PERRAUT, M.D., & TLC SUED FOR LASIK MALPRACTICE

March 18th, 2010

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jamie Domeier vs. Mark Whitten, M.D., L. Edward Perraut, Jr. M.D., TLC The Laser Center
(Northeast) Inc., Jo Angeles, O.D., Andrew Morgenstern, O.D., Greg W. McGrew, O.D., Paul J.
Chmielewski, O.D., and Eyecare Center Of Leesburg, P.C.
Virginia Circuit Court of Fairfax County
Case # CL 2009-2959

DR. MARK WHITTEN, DR. L. EDWARD PERRAUT, M.D., & TLC SUED FOR LASIK MALPRACTICE – On August 7, 2009 plaintiff, Jamie Domeier, served her Complaint against Mark Whitten, M.D., L. Edward Perraut, Jr., M.D., TLC The Laser Center (Northeast) Inc., Jo Angeles, O.D., Andrew Morgenstern, O.D., Greg W. McGrew, O.D., Paul J. Chmielewski, O.D., and Eyecare Center Of Leesburg, P.C., in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia, for failing to appropriately manage Jamie Domeier’s post-operative LASIK care.

Ms. Domeier had LASIK surgery at a TLC facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Following Jamie Domeier’s LASIK surgery, she was instructed to return to northern Virginia for her post-operative care. During that post-operative care, Ms. Domeier was bounced around among various eyecare professionals including, but not limited to, four optometrists and two ophthalmologists, including Defendant Mark Whitten, M.D. Defendant Mark Whitten, M.D. was Tiger Woods’s LASIK surgeon and is the Regional Medical Director for TLC Laser Eye Centers in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area and Richmond, VA.

The Complaint alleges that defendants passed Ms. Domeier from one doctor to another, prescribed steroid eye drops, while no one took charge of her post-operative care, nor carefully monitored or appropriately responded to the increase in her intraocular pressure, which was caused by the steroids. Consequently, after months of incompetent post-operative care, she was initially seen by a glaucoma specialist who diagnosed her with irreversible and permanent nerve damage to her optic nerves. Ms. Domeier now suffers from steroid induced glaucoma which was caused as a result of the negligence of Defendant TLC, and that of its several eye care professionals, who supposedly “co-managed” her post-operative care.

Ms. Domeier is a 23-year-old salesperson, who had aspirations to perform in the highest level of equestrian competition. However, as a result of the incompetent co-managed care system of the defendants, she is blind in her left eye. Jamie Domeier’s equestrian career has ended, barely before it had begun.

The plaintiffs are represented by Todd J. Krouner, from Chappaqua, New York, and Donna Miller Rostant, of Jones & Rostant, P.C., from Fairfax, Virginia. Mr. Krouner and Ms. Rostant represent victims of LASIK surgery throughout the United States.

For further information, please contact Todd J. Krouner, Esq., at (914) 238-5800, or Donna Miller Rostant, Esq., at (703) 352-0522

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