Sudden vision loss is an extremely difficult condition to cope with, both emotionally and physically. Patients who suffer vision loss must learn how to do virtually everything differently. The family and friends of the visually impaired are often tasked with taking on the duties that their vision impaired loved one can no longer complete. These types of situations often cause physical, emotional, and financial strain.
Situations involving preventable vision loss are particularly devastating. In some cases medical errors result in vision loss. Medical errors linked to vision loss include:
- Failure to diagnose a treatable condition that causes blindness.
- Failure to treat or prevent an infection that causes blindness, like Uveitis (an inflammation of the eye)
- Surgical errors
- Surgical errors resulting in infection. Endophthalmitis is an inflammation that typically proceeds eye surgeries, like cataract surgery.
- Optic Nerve damage resulting in optic neuropathy
- Anesthesia errors
If you or a loved one was suffered vision loss because of a medical error or medical negligence please contact us today. Our legal team(s) will evaluate your case for free, and determine if we are in fact able to help you claim compensation.