CHARLESTON — A Logan County man is suing the U.S. government, alleging the defendant's negligence led to eye damage for the plaintiff. 

David Dale Stephens Jr. filed a complaint Feb. 22 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia against the United States of America alleging, the defendant's agents and employees negligently deviated from the appropriate standards of medical care.

According to the complaint, as a result of the delayed treatment, Stephens suffered permanent and significant vision impairment and is now legally blind. The suit says he will also continue to suffer lost wages and mental anguish. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant's Lincoln Primary Care's agents and employees failed to perform an accurate funduscopic examination during a July 2, 2014, office visit.

Stephens seeks trial by jury and compensation for all damages allowable under West Virginia laws. He is represented by attorney William M. Tiano of Tiano O'Dell PLLC in Charleston.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Case number 2:17-cv-01349

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