Eye Surgery Mistakes
When in need of treatment to either repair an injury or to combat eye diseases such as glaucoma, many people choose to undergo eye surgery in the hope of improving not only their physical health, but also their quality of life. Like all surgeries, patients typically understand the risks involved; however, there are some risks and complications about which patients may be unaware. In particular, those complications which are attributable to the negligence of a surgeon or other medical professional may be overlooked.
When medical professionals act negligently in the operating room, patients might suffer severely as a result. If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice associated with eye surgery, contact the Oklahoma medical malpractice lawyers of the Abel Law Firm today at 405-239-7046 to speak with a qualified legal representative about your legal options.
Potential Surgical Errors
When surgeons or other medical professionals make mistakes during an operation, the results can be devastating. Patients typically trust their surgeons will act responsibly, but this faith is betrayed all too often. Some common mistakes medical professionals can make during an eye surgery include:
- Utilizing an improper amount of anesthesia or applying it to the wrong eye
- Performing a surgical procedure on the wrong eye
- Completing an eye operation on the wrong patient
- Performing the wrong type of procedure, causing unnecessary trauma and failing to resolve the existing health concern
The effects of an eye surgeon’s inexcusable negligence can result in needless financial, physical, and emotional challenges for patients and their families. A civil action can help the injured parties to hold them accountable.
You don’t have to go through this time alone. Let the Oklahoma medical malpractice lawyers of the Abel Law Firm help you to pursue the financial compensation that you are due. Contact us today at (405) 239-7046.