Quality Representation for LASIK Medical Malpractice Victims
Vision problems used to mean a lifetime of wearing glasses or contacts, but decades of technological and medical advancements led to the development of LASIK surgery in the 1990s. Today, thousands of patients successfully correct vision problems with LASIK each year. As with any procedure, there’s a risk of injury and complications. Unfortunately, some complications result from the negligence of surgeons or surgery facilities. Patients injured due to negligence may have a case for LASIK medical malpractice. Leav & Steinberg LLP has helped countless New Yorkers recover financial compensation to help them face the challenges ahead.
LASIK Injury Claims
Patients choose LASIK hoping to correct problems including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Most surgical complications resolve within a few weeks, but some can be severe and long-term; they range from blurry vision and light sensitivity to macular holes and blindness. The key to proving medical malpractice is determining whether the surgeon or facility failed to uphold a proper standard of care.
In many cases, malpractice takes place long before the surgery itself. Many malpractice victims never should have undergone surgery in the first place. They often have eye conditions, like thin or cone-shaped corneas, that should have disqualified them as candidates for LASIK. Their eye doctor or surgeon may have failed to notice these conditions, putting them at high risk for complications. Other patients experience injury resulting from the surgical team’s failure to properly prepare or calibrate the laser. Some patients may have cases stemming from actual surgical errors, but these are less common.
Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may be left with permanent injury or require expensive and complicated corrective treatment. As a result, you might be unable to work or drive, as well as other significant struggles. If you think your injury may be the result of medical malpractice, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. A skilled attorney will learn more about your situation to determine whether there’s a chance one or more parties may be held legally liable for negligence. To do this, your legal team will work to show all the ways your visual disability has impacted your life, from lost wages and diminished earning potential to the cost of past and future medical treatment.
Leav & Steinberg Can Help
Whether you’re in the Bronx or Staten Island, Leav & Steinberg can help you determine if you have a medical malpractice case. Our team will review your medical records and listen to your side of the story. We seek the opinions of experts across New York, including ophthalmologists, surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, vocational therapists, and others who can help quantify—in dollars—what your injury has cost you. These experts also help us calculate future costs of medical expenses, lost wages, lost benefits, and pain and suffering. Using this information, we will advocate for victims of LASIK medical malpractice, and our successful track record speaks for itself.
Even if you don’t believe your case is worth much, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation. You’ll only be charged if we win your case. Backed by our team of medical malpractice attorneys, including our very own Ed Steinberg, you can feel confident that you’re receiving quality legal representation—even if other firms previously passed on your case.
If you believe you have a case for LASIK medical malpractice, call Leav & Steinberg at 212-766-5222 to request a free consultation.