Losing Eyesight From Surgery Is Devastating
There have been numerous advances in eye surgery in recent decades, but procedures are not always successful. If you or someone you love has been harmed by the negligence of a medical professional, a lawyer can be instrumental in helping you recover damages for everything you have lost.
Britcher Leone, LLC, in Glen Rock and Morristown represents clients across New Jersey in a wide range of complex medical malpractice lawsuits, including claims involving severe eye injuries.
When Medical Malpractice Causes Vision Loss
Most of us rely on our sense of sight more than our other senses. Therefore, avoidable injuries to the eyes are particularly tragic. When ophthalmologists and other eye care professionals make mistakes, the results can be devastating.
Our law firm takes on a wide range of eye injury lawsuits, including claims involving:
- Lasik eye surgery: Lasik surgery errors can cause vision impairments, intolerable glare, permanently dry eyes and other severe complications.
- Cataract surgery: Although these surgeries are performed frequently, there are still complications, some of which constitute malpractice. Failure to recognize complications during and after cataract surgery can lead to retinal detachment and other severe conditions.
- Glaucoma: Untreated glaucoma can lead to total vision loss. When patients present with symptoms of glaucoma, physicians must make appropriate decisions as to their care.
Our attorneys will fully investigate your case. To prove liability, we will work closely with medical experts who may show that your doctor deviated from generally accepted standards of care. One of our partners is also a doctor, which gives us insight into the technical issues involved in these cases.
Injuries Resulting From Lasik and Other Surgical Procedures
Lasik surgery has corrected the vision of millions of Americans. Many medical professionals claim that Lasik and other procedures are convenient and relatively free of complication. For most people, Lasik surgery, cataract surgery and other procedures go without incident.
However, a small minority of cases go tragically awry due to errors in the care provided by the ophthalmologist. As a result, patients can suffer total or partial vision loss, as well as other serious conditions. If you lost your eyesight or suffer from worsened vision following eye surgery, you may have a medical malpractice claim.
Call Our Firm for a Case Review
If something went wrong with your eye procedure or eye care, we want to know about it so that we can hold your provider accountable and help you get compensation. Call 201-444-1644 or send us an email for a free initial consultation.