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Lasik Eye Surgery Malpractice

What is LASIK Eye Surgery Malpractice?

In recent years, millions of Americans have considered or have undergone a procedure called LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) surgery for their eyesight. Lasik is a laser-assisted surgery that has become so common there are surgery centers in such places as shopping malls. The purpose of Lasik surgery, and the reason it is so popular, is that when performed correctly the procedure can reshape the cornea to reduce or even eliminate the need for the patient to wear glasses or contact lenses. This means that it helps to reduce common vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism (out of roundness).

Lasik uses a special laser called an excimer laser. The procedure reshapes the cornea, which is the transparent covering in the front of the eye. During Lasik surgery the physician lifts the cornea and reshapes the tissue below to either remove tissue or to change the shape and curvature of the cornea and hopefully, to improve the patient’s vision.

Unfortunately, when something goes wrong in this surgery, the result can be serious injury to the patient. Charles Scholle and the Scholle Law team represents patients who have been injured due to Lasik eye surgery in Gwinnett County and throughout Georgia.

Lasik surgery that injures the eye is often the result of malpractice

Lasik is usually a safe procedure, unless there is a mistake or an unqualified physician performs the procedure. Some examples of Lasik eye surgery injuries include: the corneal flap is damaged or doesn’t become smooth after surgery, a blade or suction device malfunctions, the microkeratome (surgical blade) used during the procedure slips, the suction ring used in the procedure is misaligned or debris during the procedure harms the eye.

Sometimes the procedure goes as expected, but there is a problem during the healing process which results in pain, epithelial growth where the cornea was sliced, blurred vision, infection or other problems. Even after Lasik surgery, patients can have blurry vision that does not resolve, night driving problems, haze and other related visual impairment symptoms.

Get help with your Lasik eye surgery injury

As a highest rated personal injury lawyer, Charles Scholle and the Scholle Law legal team litigate complex personal injury cases always with one goal, to secure the best outcomes for our clients. Clients rely on us to handle their legal matters during the most difficult and painful times in the their lives. With over two decades of experience dealing with the most technical medical cases, we work hard to build our client's case. This preparation involves gathering the most compelling evidence, hiring respected medical experts and making sure the opposing side knows we will take them to trial if they do not offer a settlement that is reasonable and appropriate for the circumstances.

CALL SCHOLLE LAW FOR A FREE LASIK INJURY CASE EVALUATION toll–free 866-972-5287 or in Atlanta 770-717-5100

When you contact our law firm, we will provide a free confidential consultation in order to evaluate your case. We respect our clients greatly and we treat them with personal care. That is why we do not accept a high volume of cases. From the first conversation through the end of your case, our firm’s legal team will communicate with you and keep you informed about how your case is proceeding.

Please contact our law firm to schedule your free Lasik eye surgery malpractice consultation by sending the firm a message online or calling toll–free at 866-972-5287 or in Atlanta at 770-717-5100. Our main office is located in Gwinnett County and we serve clients throughout Georgia.

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