Ophthalmology Medical Errors
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There have been many recent breakthroughs in the field of ophthalmology,
and some of them are still very controversial. Some types of laser procedures
and lens implantation procedures are widely criticized, but they are still
touted and recommended by practitioners (they are very profitable procedures).
Many patients are left blind from these procedures, either directly or indirectly. The most frequent injury is a detached
retina, which, if
not promptly diagnosed and treated, can result in permanent blindness.
Other ophthalmology issues include:
- Failure to treat trauma injuries
- Failure to diagnose and treat eye problems that worsen
- Surgical mishaps
Ophthalmology Case Handled by Kelley/Uustal
Kelley/Uustal represented a women who, for years, visited an optometrist
for glasses and routine check-ups. One day, she started seeing spots,
flashes, and vision disturbances. Her optometrist performed a cursory
exam and said that everything looked normal. Over the next year, the problem
got worse—resulting in several more trips to the optometrist.
Each time, the woman was reassured that everything was fine. After switching
doctors, she was promptly diagnosed with eye cancer. The tumor was so
big that it took up 60% of the volume in her eye. It could be seen just
by looking into her eye with a flashlight, yet it was not previously diagnosed.
She was able to recover a multi-million-dollar settlement.
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If you suspect that you were injured due to the negligence of a healthcare
professional, please contact our team of Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice
lawyers at Kelley/Uustal for a
free case evaluation. We are experienced in handling
medical malpractice matters pertaining to optometrist negligence, misdiagnosis, and more.