Risk Management



Chart alteration hinders the defense of a complicated cataract surgery

The patient presented to an OMIC insured group for evaluation of bilateral cataracts with an OMIC insured. He had a history of difficulty reading small print, seeing in bright sunlight, and glare at night. A dilated exam revealed significant amblyopia OS, with BCVA of 20/100 and a modest cataract OD with
BCVA of 20/30. It was decided that cataract surgery OD would be performed.

Allegation: Failure to timely diagnose endophthalmitis following complicated cataract surgery resulting in enucleation in a then 78-year-old male.

Disposition:  Settled for $750K, split between insured group and insured.

Read the entire treatment history, analyses, and takeaways from these two claims on pg. 6 of the 2021 Digest Vol 31 N0 1.

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