In the case of Green v. Life Insurance Company of North America (LINA), Plaintiff Michael Green was a truck driver for McLane Company, Inc. (McLane). In December 14, 2014, he began having symptoms of foggy and cloudy vision. His ophthalmologist diagnosed him with posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) in his right eye and sent him back to work. The doctor also recommended that plaintiff see a retinal specialist if his eye symptoms got worse.
On February 25, 2015, Plaintiff saw a retina specialist who diagnosed Plaintiff with “macula-off retinal detachment of the right eye.” After three unsuccessful surgeries to repair the detachment, Plaintiff suffered a permanent vision loss and was unable to return to his job as a truck driver.