Adam Slater filed the lawsuit, Natividad Santiago v. Nicholas Trotta, M.D., et al. in New Jersey Superior Court, alleging that the opthamologic surgeon negligently performed the cataract surgery.
The damage to the patient’s eye occurred when the opthamologic surgeon attempted to inject the eye with an anesthesia by a process known as peribulbar block. Because the opthamologist failed to adequately provide proper pre-injection anesthestic, the patient felt the needle going into the eye and moved. Ultimately, the needle was misdirected as it entered the eye, causing the damage and loss of eyesight.
recently named in the 2009 edition of Best Lawyer's In America, David Mittleman has been representing seriously injured people since 1985. A partner with Church Wyble PC—a division of Grewal Law PLLC—Mr. Mittleman and his partners focus on medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accidents, slip and falls, nursing home injury, pharmacy/pharmacist negligence and disability claims.