Laser Eye Surgery Malpractice
LASIK is a type of laser eye surgery that reshapes the cornea with a laser beam to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism.
Laser eye surgery has come a long way since it was first introduced in the mid-1990s. Tens of thousands of people today enjoy clear vision without glasses or contact lenses, thanks to this procedure.
Mistakes Still Happen
However, medical mistakes can occur in any specialty and in any setting. If you suffered a LASIK injury, it is important to consult with an attorney who is experienced in medical malpractice claims. The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC, have won millions of dollars in financial compensation for people who have been harmed by medical malpractice in Connecticut.
We represent clients who suffered serious injuries from LASIK and other refractive eye surgeries like LASEK and PRK. In addition, we represent people injured by cataract surgery and those who experienced retinal tears or loss of vision due to medical malpractice.
Failure to Screen Candidates for Surgery
Because of advancements in the techniques and equipment used in these procedures, the most common laser surgery malpractice cases we see today are caused by doctors who fail to properly assess whether a patient is a good candidate for the procedure.
You are not a good risk for laser eye surgery if you are pregnant, if you are under 21, if your correction is unstable, or if you have a degenerative or autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, HIV or AIDS.
Laser eye surgery malpractice can also occur if the computer-assisted equipment is not properly calibrated, monitored or maintained.
If you believe you may be a victim of laser eye surgery malpractice, please contact our law firm to arrange a free, initial consultation and case evaluation. From offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our medical malpractice lawyers represent clients throughout the state.