Your Right to Damages in Botched LASIK or LASEK Operations
Since laser eye surgery became widely available to correct eyesight for people who previously wore glasses or contact lenses, most people have benefited from the new LASIK and LASEK surgical technologies.
But if you are one of the small fraction of laser eye surgery patients who have suffered complications through negligence on the part of your LASIK or LASEK clinic, the medical malpractice lawyers at Breslin & Breslin can advise you about your legal rights and the strengths of a potential negligence claim for damages. Contact us in Hackensack to learn about your options.
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LASIK, Epi-Lasik, LASEK and PRK all represent different approaches to the same general surgical objective: correcting vision for (usually) nearsighted people to reduce or eliminate their dependence on corrective lenses. These procedures differ somewhat in the details, but all aim for the improvement of eyesight through reshaping the cornea of the eye.
Our attorneys can investigate the circumstances of your laser eye surgery case to see whether any mistakes on the part of your physician or clinic played a role in causing any of several known complications:
- Loss of certain lines of vision
- Poor night vision
- Poor vision in low-contrast light, such as fog or twilight conditions
- Glare, starburst or halo effects, especially at night or while driving
- Blurry vision
- Pain or discomfort from excessive dryness in the eyes
- Hypersensitivity to light
Errors in LASIK, LASEK or other laser-assisted surgeries can fall into one of two categories. Some people are poor candidates for the procedure due to pupil size, dry eyes or an especially thin cornea. Failure to screen for any of these conditions or make accurate disclosure of the heightened risks could support a lawsuit for medical malpractice.
The other main category of laser eye surgery errors has to do with mistakes during the procedure itself. A surgeon might cut too deeply into the cornea or unintentionally injure a different eye tissue with the cutting beam.
With decades of experience with the successful presentation of medical malpractice claims across the range of specialties in Bergen County and northern New Jersey, the trial attorneys of Breslin & Breslin can help the victims of negligent laser-assisted eye surgery. For a free consultation about your legal alternatives, contact our office in Hackensack.