Lasik Eye Surgery Malpractice
In recent years, many 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 represents patients who have been injured due to Lasik eye surgery in the Atlanta metro area 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 top Georgia personal injury lawyer, Charles Scholle litigates complex personal injury cases with skill and compassion. Clients rely on him to handle their legal matters during the most difficult and painful times in the their lives.
With nearly two decades of experience dealing with the most technical medical cases, he works hard to build his client’s case for the best outcomes. He will gather the most compelling evidence, hire respected medical experts and make sure the opposing side knows he will take them to trial if they do not offer a settlement that is reasonable and appropriate for the circumstances.CALL OUR LAW FIRM FOR A FREE LASIK INJURY CASE EVALUATION toll–free 1–866–972–5287 or in Atlanta 770–717–5100
When you contact our law firm, we will conduct a free confidential consultation at no cost to you in order to evaluate your case. We treat our clients with personal care, as 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 through the entire process.
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 1–866–972–5287 or in Atlanta at 770–717–5100.
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