When it first came on the scene, LASIK surgery seemed like a miracle. Throw away your glasses and your contact lenses! Perfect vision is yours with just a few laser pin pricks. For many patients, LASIK kept its promise, but for others, the outcome was disastrous. Poor screening of patients and misapplication of the technology has led to serious injuries, including legal blindness for young, active individuals in the primes of their careers. At Neimark & Neimark, LLP, our medical malpractice attorneys fight for injured patients. We are determined to obtain full compensation for the harm to your vision, including medical bills, lost income, lost future income, and pain and suffering. LASIK vision injury cases are often difficult to prosecute, but we’re determined to achieve a result that truly compensates for your losses.
Common Injuries Due To LASIK Malpractice In New York
The architecture of the human eye is delicate, so any alteration must be precise. Botched LASIK procedures can produce a number of negative results, including:
- Blurry vision
- Dry eyes
- Halos and flares
- Light sensitivity
- Legal blindness (uncorrected vision of 20/200 or worse)
- Macular holes
Who Is Responsible When LASIK Goes Wrong?
The error that causes injury can happen even before the procedure. Not everyone is a candidate for LASIK, and poor candidates who go through with the surgery risk creating defects in their corneas. Clinics must observe contraindications to surgery which include:
- High myopia
- Patient age
- Reduced preoperative corneal thickness
- Reduced residual stromal bed thickness after laser ablation.
- Asymmetrical corneal steepening
Problems also occur during and after the procedure. Common problems include:
- Improper laser settings (sometimes due to patient misidentification)
- Negligent diagnosis and treatment of post-LASIK ectasia.
- Infections and inflammations.
- Flap issues
- Epithelial defects
- Epithelial ingrowths and central islands
- Failure to obtain informed consent
Let Our New York Malpractice Attorneys Seek Compensation For Your LASIK Surgery Injury
If botched LASIK surgery has harmed your vision, Neimark & Neimark, LLP is prepared to hold the clinic and surgeon accountable. We know how precious your sight is, and we work diligently to ensure you’re fully compensated for all your losses. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 888.725.7424 or contact us online.
Richard P. Neimark settled this matter for an infant Plaintiff who was injured in utero (now 5 years old) when her mother was caused to slip and fall in a supermarket.
59 year old construction worker with a fractured heel and ankle requiring multiple surgeries.