Over one million people in the U.S undergo LASIK eye surgery or another type of corrective eye surgery every year. Although the vast majority of those procedures are successful, roughly 50,000 people experience a loss of vision due to medical malpractice during the surgery.
Only certain people are candidates for LASIK eye surgery or other types of eye surgery. However, some doctors who are desperate for business will take almost any type of patient. Individuals with certain types of illnesses or extremely poor vision are normally not good candidates for LASIK. If you have had LASIK done unsuccessfully, and you believed it was based on lies about whether or not you would be a good candidate, you may have a legal claim against the surgeon.
In addition, surgeons can make errors during the surgery if they are not careful. There have been reports of surgeons severing the optic nerve during surgery, which results in vision loss that is irreversible.
If a doctor does commit medical malpractice during LASIK surgery, the patient can have a variety of types of injuries, including permanent blindness, blurred vision, dry eyes, seeing spots, double vision, and more. The doctor can be held legally liable for damages, including your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, permanent injuries, and more.
Call the Houston medical malpractice attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707 if you have been injured by LASIK surgery and want to learn more about your legal options. You can also visit our Google Plus page.