What is Lasik Eye Surgery
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 the patient will no longer need to use contact lenses or eyeglasses to see clearly. The cornea can also be reshaped without cutting a flap, in procedures known as PRK and PTK.
Risks of Lasik Surgery
Often, a person who was not a proper candidate for Lasik eye surgery to begin with, due to factors such as the shape or condition of the cornea (i.e., forme fruste keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, suspect keratoconus, subclinical keratoconus, corneal 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.
Lasik Lawsuits in New Jersey
The New Jersey law firm of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman has had extensive success in Lasik malpractice lawsuits, recovering millions of dollars for our clients. Our team of lasik malpractice attorneys has obtained numerous substantial confidential recoveries, as well as settlements including a $2.1 million Lasik lawsuit settlement and numerous other million-dollar-plus settlements.
Many of our non-Lasik cases involve individuals who have lost part or all of their vision, or who have been rendered totally blind due to eye surgery medical malpractice. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Lasik Malpractice Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been the victim of poor vision or blindness due to Lasik malpractice, eye malpractice, or ophthalmology malpractice, please contact Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman in New Jersey and one of our Lasik malpractice lawyers will contact you within twenty-four hours to discuss your case.