Medical malpractice lawsuit filed

A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed in Seneca County Common Pleas Court against Dr. Blair Clark of Fremont, Tiffin Eye Center and Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital LLC.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Clyde and Catherine A. Smith of Tiffin.

The lawsuit states Clyde Smith was seen by Clark, an ophthalmologist who practices at Tiffin Eye Center, for cataract surgery in his right eye at Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital. Within two days of the surgery, his eye was infected beyond recovery, and he has lost all sight in his right eye, it states.

The lawsuit alleges the defendants failed to properly evaluate and treat his eye from Jan. 17 to Feb. 22, 2018, failed to provide a safe and sterile surgical field and equipment required by Clark for the surgery, failed to properly review and understand Clyde Smith’s medical condition and failed to obtain appropriate consultations in a timely manner.

Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff is to preside over the case.