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by Jeff Rasansky - July 21, 2017
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with more than 25 years of legal experience.

Have you suffered from vision loss, blindness or other eye problems following cataract surgery in Dallas-Fort Worth?

Several patients who underwent routine cataract surgery at Key-Whitman Eye Center this year are now suffering from partial or complete blindness as a result. If you’ve suffered a similar injury, call our Dallas attorneys at 1-877-405-4313.

Eye Injuries Following Cataract Surgery

Vision Loss Caused by Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are cloudy deposits found on the lens of the eye, which most-commonly occur due to aging. Cataracts can lead to poor vision that can deteriorate over time, and are responsible for 33% of all visual impairments worldwide.

LASIK is a surgical procedure that is means to fix common eye problems by installing artificial lenses as well as removing these cloudy deposits through surgery. While laser eye surgery is generally safe and about three million such procedures are carried out across the country each year, there is still a very serious risk of complications caused by medical malpractice or medication errors.

If you’ve suffered serious complications following LASIK eye surgery in Texas, call the medical malpractice attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm today at 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation. You may be owed significant compensation, and we’re happy to review the facts of your case and explain your options, over the phone, for no cost.

Dozens suffer vision loss due to contaminated antibiotic.

Earlier this year, dozens of individuals suffered serious complications — including blindness — following routine cataract surgery performed at several Key-Whitman Eye Center locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It’s alleged that these patients were exposed to a contaminated antibiotic, compounded by Dallas’ Guardian Pharmacy. A second eye care company, Tylock-George Eye Care in Irving, also confirmed that the same solution was used on a number of patients at their location.

Dozens of patients who received an eye injection to counteract inflammation and irritation (which is typically applied after eye cataract surgery) reported extreme eye sensitivity, flashes of light, and gradual-to-complete blindness.

If you’ve suffered vision loss following cataract surgery at Key-Whitman, Tylock-George, or any other eye care facility in Texas, call us today. You may be owed significant compensation through a product liability claim.

Consequences of a botched cataract surgery

In addition to blindness, some of the most-serious risks of cataract surgery include blurry vision, chronic dry eyes, infection, hemorrhages, glaucoma, secondary cataracts, retinal detachment, and inflammation.

Eyesight loss after cataract surgery can affect not only the victim, but also family members who will have to rearrange their lives to help care for them. For instance, they may have to make changes to their home and install structures to aid in better navigation, they may have to look for an occupational therapist who will help the victim adapt to a life with visual impairment, and it may fall to family members to take up an extra job if the victim was the sole bread-winner and can no longer work in the same capacity.

By filing a claim or lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation to cover these expenses in addition to things such as lost wages, a diminished earnings capacity, pain and suffering, and more.

Filing a claim and establishing negligence.

If you suffered further eye injury following routine cataract surgery and feel as though the eye doctor or surgeon’s treatment fell below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim.

Having said that, it is not easy to establish negligence in these types of medical malpractice cases. In order to win your claim, your attorney must prove in a definitive manner that the surgeon carrying out the procedure acted in a negligent manner and that this negligent behavior directly led to your suffering complications or vision loss. If, on the other hand, the injury was caused by a contaminated medication like the story mentioned above, your claim may fall under the umbrella of product liability rather than medical malpractice.

Rasansky Law Firm has handled countless medical malpractice cases and product liability claims over the past 20+ years, and we’re not afraid to take on large medical centers and their teams of attorneys. Our job is to advocate on your behalf for every penny you and your family deserve. If you’ve been injured or suffered blindness following cataract surgery in north Texas, please give us a call today at 1-877-405-4313.

Speak With a Dallas Eye Injury Attorney For Free

The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.

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