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Eye surgery botched, woman says

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 22, 2013

CHARLESTON - A woman is suing West Virginia Laser Eye Center LLC and two physicians after she claims her eye surgery did not fix her visual impairment.

Drs. Gregory Moore and Darrell Steven Reisner are the physicians named as defendants in the suit.

On March 31, 2011, Anita Wade was experiencing visual impairment in her left eye and Moore evaluated her for laser eye surgery at his office, WVLEC, in Charleston, according to a complaint filed Nov. 1 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Wade claims she was informed she was a candidate for laser eye surgery and was scheduled for surgery for April 15, 2011.

On April 12, 2011, Wade underwent a pre-operative examination and on April 15, 2011, she went over admission paperwork with Moore's assistant, but did not discuss the surgery with Moore, according to the suit.

Wade claims she was prepped, medicated and underwent laser eye surgery, which was performed by Reisner, not Moore, and immediately following the surgery, she recognized that her visual impairment had not been corrected and she began to experience pain and continued visual impairment.

From April 15, 2011, until Nov. 3, 2011, Wade sough post-operative treatment from Moore and was informed that her difficulties, pain and suffering were normal and would get better over time, according to the suit.

Wade claims she was also charged for the price of conducting laser eye surgery in both eyes when it was only performed in her left eye.

The defendants' actions caused Wade to sustain medical expenses; pain and suffering; loss of enjoyment of life; mental anguish; loss of consortium; and loss of household services, according to the suit.

Wade is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Richard Weston and Connor Robertson of Weston Law Office.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles E. King.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-2056

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