Ophthalmologists are physicians who treat a variety of eye problems, including infections, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal problems, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other causes of poor vision. Ophthalmologists may also perform eye surgery, including Lasik, cataract surgery, retinal detachment surgery, laser treatment of diabetic eye problems, and a wide variety of other procedures. The malpractice of the eye doctor can stem from a misdiagnosis of the patient’s condition, improper treatment, surgical errors and sub-standard post-operative care. Our vision is precious, and malpractice by an eye doctor can result in devastating injuries and disabilities including blindness, impaired vision and loss of an eye. In a recent case handled by attorney Jonathan C. Reiter, an ophthalmologist failed to diagnose a serious eye infection leading to the surgical removal of the patient’s eye. Due to the devastating nature of the injury, the jury awarded $7 million to the plaintiff and his wife. Courts have recognized that loss of vision is a serious injury and have sustained substantial verdicts based upon the extent of the vision loss and the effect on the patient’s life, employment and activities. The malpractice of the eye doctor can stem from a misdiagnosis of the patient’s condition, improper treatment, surgical errors and sub-standard post-operative care.
If you have suffered a loss of vision due to the malpractice of an eye doctor, you should seek a free consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss the facts your case. While not all poor visual outcomes are the result of malpractice, we can evaluate the facts of your case and advise you whether there is a basis for proceeding with a malpractice claim for substantial damages.
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