A medical malpractice lawsuit was filed against Dr. Robert Wiley and Dr. Roland Norlund at Midwest Eye Consultants Center in Indiana, by former patient Thomas Booth.
In 1998, Lasik eye surgery was performed on Thomas Booth, allegedly leading to impairment in his right eye. However in 1999 Booth returned and Lasik eye surgery was again performed even though Booth had a history of glaucoma and cataracts. After this surgery Booth had procedures done for treatment to his cataracts.
However, statutes of the malpractice law states that Booth had two years from the date of the surgery or until 2000 to file a lawsuit for malpractice. However, it was not until December 2000 when Booth was informed by another doctor, that Lasik surgery should not have been performed because of his glaucoma and cataracts. Booth filed his lawsuit in 2001, and it was at first rejected in the Allen Superior Court because the statues of limitations had passed.
However, Booth was given the good news on Friday by the Indiana Supreme Court that he could indeed proceed with his lawsuit.