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Hospital negligence results in permanent damage to eye?

Eye sight is something that most New Jersey residents assume will always be there. Vision may change, but glasses or contacts can usually correct the problem, and the individual will be able to see and function as he or she always has. Then, some individuals choose to undergo eye surgery in an effort to either correct an eye problem or to improve their vision. When this is the option taken, one also assumes that the procedure is appropriate for the individual and surgical errors and hospital negligence will not be issues.

In 2014, eye surgery was performed on an individual who now claims that this surgery caused him to suffer permanent injury. He states that the pre-operative exams failed to indicate that he was not a suitable patient for this type of surgery. Then, while the surgery was being conducted, sutures were placed in incorrect locations causing further damage to his eye.

This patient has now filed suit against the doctor and the hospital where the surgery was performed. In his suit, he claims that he did not receive appropriate care while he was a patient. As a result, he has suffered permanent damage to his eye.

Vision loss can be of serious concern to many. The loss of one's sight can affect one's ability to perform simple day-to-day tasks such as driving to the grocery store. It can also make one's commute to work difficult to navigate. If one finds that he or she has suffered as the result of hospital negligence or a surgical error, he or she will want to discuss the legal options available through the New Jersey court system.

Source: cookcountyrecord.com, "MacNeal Hospital, others accused of negligence in eye care", Louie Torres, Nov. 2, 2016

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