Denver LASIK Error Lawyers
LASIK surgery aims to improve vision for people with poor eyesight. But one tiny error by a technician, optometrist, or ophthalmologist, and things can go wrong. Patients hoping to improve their vision have been left with worse vision or even blindness. When that occurs, it is important to figure out if and where a mistake was made.
In our experience, all LASIK procedure errors boil down to either operator error or equipment error. If your medical team does not follow the standard of care necessary to ensure a successful surgery, they are liable for medical malpractice. If a company produced faulty or misleading LASIK equipment, they may be sued for product liability.
If you or someone you know has suffered worse eyesight due to a LASIK error, contact a LASIK injury lawyer at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. at (303) 759-9945 for a no-charge initial consultation.
Wearing glasses or contact lenses every day can be a burden, and oftentimes people opt to get corrective surgery to fix their vision problems. A common corrective procedure is "laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis" (LASIK) surgery, a laser treatment that reshapes the cornea to help focus light that enters the retina for better vision. LASIK is used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Not every individual is a good candidate for LASIK surgery. However, doctors who need business often encourage patients who shouldn’t be receiving the surgery to get it, which results in worse outcomes, like worse vision or permanent blindness, for the patients.
Some possible injuries associated with LASIK surgery include:
- Blurry vision
- Not being able to see contrast or depth
- Double vision
- Severe dry eyes
- Other complications
A botched surgery can leave you with a lifetime of problems, or even permanently blind. That’s a lot of medical bills, physical and emotional suffering, as well as a loss of wages – maybe your entire career – because of someone’s negligence.
If a LASIK procedure worsens your eyesight, you might have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. In order to win a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will have to prove that your doctor did not follow the standard of care.
Medical malpractice lawsuits are complex, and having a good lawyer on your side is the key to getting justice. The nationally-ranked trial lawyers at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. are experienced in tricky LASIK medical malpractice suits, and we have the resources to hire the best medical experts to testify on your behalf.
You deserve to get fair compensation for negligent medical treatment. If you or someone you know suffered a loss of vision due to LASIK surgery, contact the Denver office of Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. at (303) 759-9945. We handle difficult medical malpractice claims on behalf of injured clients throughout the United States. When you’re our client, you come first - we’ll protect you, and you don’t owe us a dime until we get you fair compensation.
- LASIK Eye Surgery - Mayo Clinic
- What is LASIK? - FDA
- Eye Injuries - MedlinePlus
- National Eye Institute (NEI)