LASIK eye surgery has become extremely popular in the last couple of decades. It’s been estimated that over a million people a year in the U.S. undergo either LASIK surgery or another type of eye surgery. Unfortunately, many of those people experience a loss of vision because of medical malpractice.
There are a number of types of errors that may occur during eye surgery. The patient may be a poor candidate for eye surgery, and the doctor may fail to recognize that in order to get more patients and make more money. The surgeon may be careless and may not have used the correct tools, or may not be paying enough attention to the surgery. There are a number of way in which surgeons can commit malpractice, which can have a very serious impact on patients’ lives.
A patient who has impairment after an eye surgery may have issues with his or her sight for the rest of his or her life. It can be very difficult to undo the effects of an ineffective eye surgery. The patient may be stuck with blurry vision, permanent blindness, double vision, seeing spots, or an inability to determine depth. It is critical that doctors take the time to properly screen potential patients as well as to very carefully perform the operation.
The good news is that compensation is available for patients who are harmed by a loss of vision after an eye surgery. The patient may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been harmed by a negligent eye surgeon, call me, Conal Doyle, California medical malpractice attorney, at 310-385-0567. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.