Linegar v. Mark Lobanoff, M.D., and North Suburban Eye Specialists, LLP
In December 2010, Layla Linegar sued Mark Lobanoff, M.D., and his practice, in connection with three eye surgeries that he performed on her in 2009. In addition to suing for medical malpractice, Ms. Linegar, who required cornea transplant surgery in January 2011, also sued for consumer fraud based on Dr. Lobanoff’s claim to be the “preferred LASIK provider” to the Minnesota Vikings.
In a February 4, 2011 article in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Dr. Lobanoff’s attorney was quoted, saying there is a “contractual relationship” with the Vikings. However, the Viking’s General Counsel neither confirmed any such argument, nor identified any Viking players whom Dr. Lobanoff had actually treated. For a copy of the article, “Woman blinded by surgery sues clinic over Vikings endorsement,” click here.
The plaintiffs are represented by Todd J. Krouner, from Chappaqua, New York, and Michael M. Zimmer, of M.A. Zimmer Law, from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Krouner represents victims of LASIK surgery throughout the United States. Mr. Zimmer has extensive experience in litigating medical malpractice actions.
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