Putt v. Darwin Wooten, M.D., Alcorn County, Mississippi (April 2008)

Diane Pradat won a defense verdict for an ophthalmologist in a lawsuit where the plaintiff alleged that the physician was negligent in performing an elective cataract surgery when she was allegedly suffering from an active case of blepharitis which led to a postoperative infection and loss of sight. Ms. Pradat proved to the jury that the blepharitis was treated appropriately before the surgical procedure and the infection was a known but uncommon complication of surgery.