By Jeff Goldman
Peggy Nelson, now 77, lived in Toms River when she was expecting to undergo a cataract extraction and lens implant in 2012, according to NJLawJournal.com.
Nelson’s lawyer said his client began coughing as ophthalmologist Ronald Klug prepared for the procedure in his Holmdel office. When the procedure began, Nelson began coughing “uncontrollably” and the doctor had to stop the operation.
She later had work done by several retinal specialists, but eventually stopped being able to see out of her left eye.
Klug’s attorney argued that Nelson only experienced minor coughing before the procedure started and that it couldn’t immediately be halted once it began.
Nelson now lives in South Carolina. The suit was settled June 14. The trail was slated to start July 10.