The sheer number of technological advances that we enjoy every day can simply be astounding. While many of these advances improve the lives of people in New Jersey, human error during certain procedures can have devastating effects. Corrective eye surgery -- a procedure that is performed with astonishing frequency -- can leave some patients in a state worse than they started out in if hospital negligence occurred at any point during the procedure.
For many people, the ability to see well affects their ability to drive a vehicle, perform certain jobs and even perform simple, day-to-day tasks in their home. Depending on each person's individual situation, glasses can be cumbersome and interfere with other necessary items, such as protective goggles. Others find contact lenses to be uncomfortable and even painful. Lasik eye surgery can be an obvious choice for these individuals.
Unfortunately, errors made or trauma suffered during an eye operation can have a profoundly negative impact on victims. Even worse, when not handled in a prompt manner, the situation can deteriorate to a point where corrective action is no longer effective. Unlike other surgical errors that cause disfigurement or obvious injury, an eye injury is not easily concealed, leading to possible embarrassment and other negative consequences for the victim.
So what happens when a New Jersey provider botches an eye surgery? Our firm utilizes all of our resources to make a careful review of all relevant medical records and surgical notes to obtain a better understanding of what actually transpired during the procedure. We understand how hospital negligence can alter the course of a person's life, and we are dedicated to finding the best course of action to help our clients reach the most satisfactory legal outcome possible.