Read the following fictional “case.”
An on-call ophthalmologist (eye specialist), without seeing the patient, diagnosed his eye pain associated with sensitivity to light and nausea, as sinusitis. In fact, the patient had acute angle closure glaucoma and lost the sight in the eye.
- What are the facts in this case?
- Are the 4 D’s present?
- How would you argue for the plaintiff?
- How would you argue for the defendant?
- If you were on the jury, based on the above facts, what would your findings be?