LASIK Eye Surgery Error Attorney
Finding out what happened when eye surgery goes wrong
LASIK eye surgery is known as a simple and painless treatment to correct common vision problems. In most cases, the outcome is just what the patient expected. But when the ophthalmologist makes a mistake, the results can be devastating. (LASIK is an acronym for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis.)
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) estimates that about 5 percent of LASIK patients suffer medical complications of one form or another. More than 7.6 million Americans have had LASIK eye surgery, and most patients are happy with the results. But when an eye surgeon operates on a patient who is not a good candidate for the surgery or when the doctor makes a mistake while performing the surgery, the patient needs answers and justice, including financial compensation.
Adverse reactions of the LASIK vision correction procedure include:
- Loss of vision
- Development of debilitating visual symptoms that result in glares, double vision, halos and night-driving problems
- Severe dry eye syndrome, a condition in which the eye does not produce an adequate amount of tears to keep the eye moist
If your eye doctor made a mistake, talk to an experienced lawyer.
LASIK eye surgery mistakes can have long-term consequences, including blindness, impaired vision, pain and the need for additional surgeries. If you have been injured by LASIK surgery, call 612.255.6576 or send an email for a free consultation with a medical negligence attorney at the Lommen Abdo Law Firm. We represent clients in Minnesota and Wisconsin.