Ophthalmology Malpractice Lawyer
The lawyers at Zucker & Regev, P.C., have handled medical malpractice cases involving retinopathy of prematurity, diabetic retinopathy, LASIK or LASEK, retinoblastoma, and other eye-related conditions and treatments. Properly diagnosing and treating eye conditions is crucial for saving a patient's vision. If ophthalmologists fail to meet established standards of care, they can be held accountable through a medical malpractice lawsuit.View transcript
We've had many cases in the field of ophthalmology, which is the treatment of diseases and conditions of the eye. One of the many types of ophthalmology cases we handle is retinopathy of prematurity. This is a condition which affects premature babies who have to be observed very carefully for any change involving the development of abnormal blood vessels on their retina, which if not detected and not promptly treated can result in blindness for that child. We've also handled many cases involving diabetic retinopathy, which can result in blindness and is a condition where abnormal blood vessels tend to form on people who suffer from diabetes or in some people who suffer from diabetes. If detected early enough and the patients are properly monitored can successfully be treated usually with a laser. Unfortunately, we've had several cases where the patients were not properly monitored, and patients who later became our clients lost significant vision. We've also had several cases involving LASIK and the LASEK procedures, which are procedures done for people who don't want to have to wear glasses or contact lenses. Many of the cases that we've handled involve the poor selection of candidates for this procedure. And if the person is not a proper candidate, they can develop all sorts of problems, including halos and glares and difficulty seeing at night or driving at night. We've also had cases involving retinoblastoma, which is a cancer of the eye that afflicts children usually under the age of five, and in those cases, the pediatricians have not properly examined the child and noted changes which you'll often see as whiteness in the child's pupil and this is a condition which if promptly recognized and treated can be successfully treated. But if it's not promptly recognized and treated, it can lead to blindness. If you suffered an injury through an accident or medical malpractice, it's very important that you have a lawyer on your side because the insurance companies have armies of lawyers and unlimited funds on their side.