A Will County jury has awarded $375,000 to a 64-year-old woman who suffered cystoid macular edema from complications related to a cataract surgery. The sight in her left eye was permanently damaged by cataract material that fragmented and lodged in the posterior segment of her eye.
Motherway, Glenn & Napleton attorney Robert J. Napleton represented the plaintiff in the medical malpractice case in front of 12th Judicial Circuit Judge Ludwig J. Kuhar. The award is the largest verdict or settlement for similar visual impairments from Will County recorded in the Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter, editor John Kirkton said. Rita Ingram v. Karl Fritz, M.D., 98 L 0002.