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Personal Injury Claims for Substandard Eye Care

Posted on Jan 10, 2016 in Eye Injury Lawyers, Personal Injury, Personal Injury FAQs

On one hand, advanced technology has brought hope and eyesight to many patients with vision problems. On the other hand, many unfortunately patients are battling long and tedious personal injury cases to recover losses for negligent and substandard eye treatment causing permanent health damages.

Simple eye injury can cause permanent partial or full blindness

A simple eye injury can cause permanent partial or full blindness.

A person’s vision is the most precious gift of nature, and so eye treatments require extra-special care. While the general standards for ophthalmic treatments and surgical procedures are very high, in practice, all patients do not receive the same standard of treatment.

Causes of eye injuries

Eye injuries can result from many types of faulty treatment procedures or even from accidents. The types of injuries that can affect the eyesight include direct damage to the cornea, the orbital bone, retina, or the iris.

Such injuries will generally lead to:

  • Blindness
  • Blurred vision
  • Displaced retina
  • Pupil or eyelid malfunction
  • Damaged tear ducts

In the state of New York, if you or someone close to you has suffered vision loss or blindness because of substandard eye treatment, then you certainly have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit to complain against the medical facility and the doctors to recover financial compensation for physical injury, lost earnings, inflicted pain, and suffering. However, personal injury law requires that the victim has proof of at least one of the following symptoms:

  • Partial or total blindness
  • Damaged, infected, or hazy corneas
  • Displaced retina
  • Pupil or eyelid malfunction
  • Poor night vision
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Wrong power on eye glasses

Even the slightest error in eye treatment can lead to an extremely difficult daily life. In extreme cases, the consequences can be life threatening and devastating like blindness. An experienced New York state personal injury law firm can evaluate the extent of the damages done, and build an appropriate case to help the victim receive satisfactory compensation for the reduced or lost vision. In many cases, the recovered compensation may even include long-term treatment expenses.

What the New York personal injury law firm will do

A stellar personal injury law firm in New York State will usually consult with medical experts to determine the nature and extent of the injuries suffered by the victim. Additionally, the personal injury attorneys will also evaluate the negative impacts of the injuries on the victim’s life.

Personal injury claims procedure for eye damages

Here are some common steps the law firm will complete to assess your case:

  • Fully investigate the case from available evidentiary documents like diagnostic reports, medical reports, or treatment reports
  • Consult with medical experts to analyze the case
  • Assess the nature and extent of the damages done through negligent eye care
  • Assess the impact of surgery on the patient’s vision if an eye surgery was involved
  • Determine adequate financial compensation after consulting with financial experts

If the initial investigations indicate negligence on the part of a hospital, doctors, and other medical staff, then the attorneys will proceed with the personal injury case.

A law firm that delivers

If you or someone close to you has suffered an eye injury in New York, contact the personal injury attorneys of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280. They have won personal injury cases related to eye damages and so on. We know how to win cases. We have been doing this for years and years.

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