"Greg and Larry never left me out of the loop. I was in communication with them just about every day. They answered every one of my emails. The way they treated me throughout the process was awesome."
Brenda Ross sought out LASIK surgery so that she wouldn’t have to wear contacts anymore. She enjoyed swimming and water sports with her family. Without contact lenses in her eyes, she felt she could be more physically active with her family and enjoy life more.
The surgery went tragically wrong.
Unfortunately, Ross’s surgery went tragically wrong. A medical device was not properly assembled and it cut deeply into her eye. She suffered permanent damage and distortion of vision. To make matters worse, she learned that she never was a good candidate for surgery in the first place and her physician failed to tell her.
Seeking legal counsel
Following her surgery, she began to look for a lawyer to hold her doctor accountable. She and her husband settled on Lawrence Baron and Greg Zeuthen because of the compassion they demonstrated for her situation.
From the start, she knew she had chosen correctly. “Greg and Larry never left me out of the loop. I was in communication with them just about every day. They answered every one of my emails. The way they treated me throughout the process was awesome.” Her case settled out of court in April 2002 in a confidential agreement. Her bond with her attorneys, though, has not lessened. “I feel that I made two new friends for life. We still communicate with Greg and Larry by email and phone on a semi-regular basis. I think the world of them.”
Learning to cope after settlement
Ross is a homeschool teacher to her four children, ages 2 to 14. Her impaired eyesight makes teaching her children extremely difficult, but she finds a way to cope each day. Her oldest daughter recently enrolled in college-level courses. Aside from her family, Ross is extremely involved in support efforts for victims of LASIK and laser eye surgery. She started a group for Oregon and Washington called simply “Refractive Surgery Complications Support Group.” She also participates regularly in a national website for former LASIK patients called “surgicaleyes.org.” When she comes across someone who needs legal help, she never hesitates to refer them to Greg Zeuthen and Larry Baron.