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Eye Misdiagnosis Leads to Lawsuit

When you go to a doctor’s office with a specific complaint, of course you want to have that condition accurately diagnosed and effectively treated. No one wants an incorrect diagnosis or a treatment that can potentially lead to permanent damage or even further injury. Because of an alleged misdiagnosis, however, two doctors and the Panto Eye Center in Cook County, Illinois are now facing a lawsuit from a couple for alleged malpractice. The couple claims that the misdiagnosis of the wife’s eye condition has left her with such a permanent injury.

According to court documents filed by Mary Ellen Krezel and Robert J. Krezel on December 29th in Cook County Circuit Court, the plaintiffs claim that Dr. Peter J. Panton and Dr. Robert W. Panton, individually and as agents of the third defendant, Panton Eye Center P.C., misdiagnosed Mrs. Kretzel’s condition.

In the filed complaint, the couple claims that Mary Ellen Krezel had sought treatment at the Panton Eye Center for pain after suffering from swelling of her left eye between December 30, 2013 and March 30, 2015. The plaintiffs allege that the defendants misdiagnosed Krezel’s pain, eye swelling and corneal ulcers; including failing to run the proper tests and prescribe appropriate medication. Krezel claims she suffered permanent injuries as a result of the misdiagnosis, as well as ongoing medical expenses.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus litigation costs in the case.

When a patient entrusts their care to a physician, they never expect that their doctor or healthcare provider could make a mistake. Even though we expect doctors to have a certain level of expertise, mistakes can be made and things can go wrong. If that is something that has happened to you, then, of course, you want an attorney who specializes in this complicated area of personal injury law.

If you or a loved one believes they have suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical negligence, contact the law offices of Bottar Leone, PLLC today. We will take the time to carefully evaluate your claim. One of our attorneys can then begin the process of getting you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve. Because we work on a contingency basis, you won’t have to pay us unless win your case. Call us today for a free consultation and legal analysis.