Laser eye surgery can be a great option for permanently correcting your vision issues. The thought of never having to wear glasses or contacts again can be very intriguing and lead you to select surgery as the option to rid you of these problems. Thousands of Americans are evaluated annually to determine whether or not laser eye surgery is a viable and safe option. Of those evaluated, only a percentage are approved to have the surgery performed. Even after being evaluated and approved to have the surgery performed, mishaps do take place that can leave you worse off than before.
U.S. law says that you have the right to be paid for any injuries sustained by someone else’s negligence. When you or loved one suffers the life-altering consequences of a laser eye procedure gone wrong, you should be aware of how to file a claim to make sure that you are appropriately compensated for your injuries. While your well-being may have been of great concern during the procedure, it can be a struggle to receive compensation or even get in contact with the institution after things go awry.
Types of Laser Eye Surgery Accidents
Laser eye surgery has been the focal point of much criticism since its inception. Many didn’t believe that the procedure was safe and feared the possible mishaps. Some of the mishaps or side effects that have occurred from a laser eye surgery include:
- Vision returning to pre-surgery vision
- Glare, halos, and double vision
- Dry eyes, flap problems
These issues may seem miniscule at first, but can have life altering consequences if left untreated. LASIK is currently the most popular refractive surgery performed in the U.S. to treat astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. The speedy process and precision targeting has aided in the popularity of this procedure, but not everyone comes out with the results they expected.
If you have suffered any injury at the hands of an eye surgeon, you have the right to seek legal action and be compensated for your troubles.
We can help connect you with a local personal injury lawyer specific to your claim. The lawyers we work with have experience handling liability cases who can help you get the legal compensation you are entitled to. Give us a call today for a free consultation.