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Analyzing Medical Malpractice – Vision Damage

Submitted by jrlaw on Oct 6th, 2009

Do you need help with medical malpractice, vision damage? This is an issue that many of us may not think about on a regular basis. After all, what can go wrong with a simple eye examination? Not much, but the procedure of Lasik surgery can be a complicated one, and yet it is a surgery that is rapidly increasing in popularity. If a doctor is unqualified to perform this surgery, or if she acts recklessly in some manner, then tragedy can befall the patient.

There have been many patients that did not successfully recover from Lasik surgery and they were left totally blind, or with other eye damage that caused a limited loss of vision, dry eyes, halos, glares and double vision. In order for this surgery to be successful (as is the norm, considering this is generally considered a low risk surgery) it must be performed under ideal conditions. Additionally, the doctor must perform several medical tests in order to determine if this surgery is appropriate for the patient.

Unfortunately for the doctor, if he fails to perform these routine tests or brashly orders surgery under dangerous circumstances then he could be held liable for injury based on negligence. This is what is known as medical malpractice and vision injury. That might seem hard on the doctor, but just think of how much the patient is suffering. Patients enter into a doctor’s office with full trust that they will be treated properly and with great care.

Someone has to pay a price for such a mistake, one that could potentially cost a person the gift of sight. If you have been injured because of the negligence of an optometrist then don’t hesitate to come forward and tell your story. The Rasansky Law Firm provides a free consultation to individuals who believe they have a malpractice claim. Call 1-800-ATTORNEY for more information and fight for your rights as a patient!