HOUSTON – A Katy woman claims she underwent a bad Lasik procedure and has pursued legal action.
Brittany Elliott’s lawsuit, filed on Nov. 3 in the Harris County 125th District Court, alleges Dr. Paul Mann performed the surgery on Sept. 10, 2015. Elliott says her vision declined afterwards.
Court documents explain that the plaintiff chose to undergo the procedure after consulting Mann and Dr. Stephanie Turk. Elliott disclosed certain medical information to Mann and Turk, including that she suffers from an autoimmune disorder.
According to the original petition the doctors failed to tell her that autoimmune disorder disqualified her from getting the surgery.
“Indeed, the FDA and American Academy of Ophthalmologist and other reputable organizations contraindicate Lasik with her preexisting conditions,” the suit says.
Elliott states that the operation caused her to suffer severe pain, dry eyes, and vision loss.
Turk and the Mann Eye Center entities are co-defendants in the case.
The complainant consequently seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
Attorney Lance H. Lubel of the law firm Lubel Voyles LLP in Houston is representing Elliott.
Harris County 125th District Court Case No. 2017-74262