Eye Damage Caused by Cataract Surgery

Have you suffered from vision loss, blindness or other eye problems following cataract surgery in Dallas-Fort Worth?

Some patients who have undergone routine cataract surgery have suffered partial or complete blindness as a result of negligence. If you’ve suffered a similar injury, call the Dallas medical negligence attorneys  at Rasansky Law Firm  for a free consultation. You may be owed significant compensation, and we’re happy to review the facts of your case and explain your options, over the phone, for no cost. (214) 617-1886

LASIK is a surgical procedure that is means to fix common eye problems by installing artificial lenses as well as removing these cloudy deposits through surgery. While laser eye surgery is generally safe and about three million such procedures are carried out across the country each year, there is still a very serious risk of complications caused by medical malpractice or medication errors.

Consequences of a botched cataract surgery

In addition to blindness, some of the most-serious risks of cataract surgery include blurry vision, chronic dry eyes, infection, hemorrhages, glaucoma, secondary cataracts, retinal detachment, and inflammation.

Eyesight loss after cataract surgery can affect not only the victim, but also family members who will have to rearrange their lives to help care for them. For instance, they may have to make changes to their home and install structures to aid in better navigation, they may have to look for an occupational therapist who will help the victim adapt to a life with visual impairment, and it may fall to family members to take up an extra job if the victim was the sole bread-winner and can no longer work in the same capacity.

By filing a claim or lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation to cover these expenses in addition to things such as lost wages, a diminished earnings capacity, pain and suffering, and more.

Sometimes a medication can be the cause of injury during cataract surgery. For example, in 2017, several patients in the Dallas area suffered vision loss during cataract surgery due the contamination of a steroid antibiotic injection compounded by a local company. In this case the injury occurred because of a defective product, therefore, the injury case was a product liability case, not medical negligence.

Filing a claim and establishing negligence.

If you suffered further eye injury following routine cataract surgery and feel as though the eye doctor or surgeon’s treatment fell below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim.

Having said that, it is not easy to establish negligence in these types of medical malpractice cases. In order to win your claim, your attorney must prove in a definitive manner that the surgeon carrying out the procedure acted in a negligent manner and that this negligent behavior directly led to your suffering complications or vision loss.

Rasansky Law Firm has handled countless medical malpractice cases  over the past 20+ years, and we’re not afraid to take on large medical centers and their teams of attorneys. Our job is to advocate on your behalf for every penny you and your family deserve. If you’ve been injured or suffered blindness following cataract surgery in Texas, call us today at (214) 617-1886.

Speak With a Dallas Eye Injury Attorney For Free

The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 617-1886.

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