Lasik and Eye Malpractice
In the past few years alone, our New Jersey malpractice attorneys have had extensive success in Lasik malpractice cases, recovering millions of dollars for our clients. In fact, we won what is believed to be one of the largest Lasik malpractice recoveries in New Jersey history, a $2.1 million Lasik malpractice settlement. The following are other examples of our Lasik recoveries: $850,000 Lasik malpractice settlement, and an $800,000 Lasik malpractice settlement.
Lasik is an elective ophthalmologic surgical procedure where the eye surgeon uses a small blade or a laser to cut a flap on the patient’s cornea, peels back the corneal flap, and then uses a laser to reshape the underlying corneal tissue. The purpose is to change the curvature of the patient’s cornea so that the patient will no longer need to use contact lenses or eye glasses to see clearly. The cornea can also be reshaped without cutting a flap, in procedures known as PRK and PTK.
Often, a person who was not a proper candidate for the surgery to begin with, due to factors such as the shape or condition of the cornea (i.e., keratoconus, pellucid marginal distortion, high levels of myopia (nearsightedness), or large pupil size), was not carefully evaluated or told the true surgical risks. Poor outcomes can also result from a lack of proper attention to post-surgery issues, such as inflammation, infection, and uneven corneal tissue.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of Lasik malpractice, please contact New Jersey Lasik malpractice attorney David Mazie and Mr. Mazie will contact you within twenty-four (24) hours to discuss your Lasik malpractice case.