Man says Philadelphia VA failed to prevent blindness in one eye

By Louie Torres | Jun 19, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — An individual is suing The United States of America c/o U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, alleging that the department denied his claim for damages stemming from what he claims was negligent care for an eye condition.

Theodore Miller filed a complaint on June 1 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging that the government agency failed to provide proper medical attention to the plaintiff.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he became completely blind in his right eye because of untimely treatment at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center during 2015. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible because it allegedly failed to properly diagnose and treat the plaintiff's retinal condition, which led to complete blindness in one eye; in April, the department also denied the plaintiff's claims for damages stemming from the alleged negligence.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in the amount of $10,000,000, and all other damages. He is represented by Joseph Chaiken of Joseph Chaiken & Associates P.C. in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-02467-MAK

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