The Serious Implications of Ophthalmologic Malpractice

Eye care medical malpractice can cause serious injury, including blindness, even though ophthalmologists and advertisements may label the surgery as “minor.” You don’t have to stand alone if you were injured as a result of a failed eye surgery or treatment that occurred due to the medical provider’s negligence in Florida.

The dedicated Miami medical malpractice legal team at The Alvarez Law Firm is here to help you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve. We have years of experience in successfully representing victims of medical malpractice and have won significant settlements and verdicts in eye care malpractice lawsuits in Florida. Our track record is notable and impressive.

Common Types of Eye Care Medical Malpractice in Florida

There are several ways eye doctors can make mistakes that cause serious injury to their patients. In some cases, these errors may result in permanent or complete vision loss. Medical malpractice can occur at any stage of the treatment. It may or may not involve other healthcare providers. Most cases of ophthalmology malpractice revolve around a surgical procedure, medication, or diagnosis. 

Numerous factors can cause eye doctors to make mistakes, including intoxication, fatigue, lack of supervision, lack of experience, inadequate training, lack of clear protocols, unsanitary conditions, sheer carelessness, and outdated equipment. It’s possible that the doctor may not possess the necessary licenses and credentials for practicing legally as well. 

These are a few common errors that may constitute eye medical malpractice:

  • Misdiagnosing a condition for something else
  • Failure to properly monitor the patient
  • Prescribing the wrong or inappropriate medication (this includes prescribing an excessive dose, medications with dangerous interactions, or a drug that contains compounds to which the patient is allergic)
  • Failure to refer to another expert or specialist as necessary
  • Failure to diagnose the condition in a timely manner, especially in the case of ocular melanoma
  • Making a mistake during glaucoma surgery, LASIK, cataract surgery, or any other procedure
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Recoverable Damages in an Eye Care Medical Malpractice Claim

Specifics of an individual case determine the compensation for damages. You may be able to get monetary compensation if the doctor’s negligence costs you your eyesight. You may also be able to seek compensation for any reduced enjoyment of life because of sudden blindness. Other damages include lost wages and medical expenses. A prolific and dependable attorney may be able to win damages for emotional and mental trauma besides pain and suffering.

In case of a wrongful death, the court may provide family members with reimbursement for covering funeral costs, emotional distress, loss of companionship, mental trauma, and more. 

Is It Necessary to Hire an Eye Care Malpractice Attorney?

It can be overwhelming to sustain an eye-related injury, especially when you went in for a routine checkup or a minor surgery. Your attorney can prove to be the pillar you need in this time of stress and confusion. Capable attorneys at The Alvarez Law Firm do the following for clients:

  • Conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the injury
  • File a claim with the insurance company and handle all communications with them
  • Provide case updates and address any questions or answers that come up
  • Strongly negotiate a fair, reasonable, and just settlement for injuries and damages caused
  • Gather evidence to prove the doctor or their team caused the injury
  • Pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit if the settlement is not adequate and provide aggressive representation in court

If you or someone you love has been the victim of an eye medical malpractice injury caused by the carelessness or negligence of an eye doctor, you may be able to recover damages. It takes a compassionate, hard-working, and dedicated attorney to pursue maximum compensation.

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Choose a Committed Eye Care Malpractice Attorney to Protect Your Rights

The resourceful and capable Florida eye medical malpractice attorneys at The Alvarez Law Firm will work together as a team to put up a robust legal strategy on your behalf. This gives you the benefit of combined innovation and experience to hold the negligent parties liable. We are committed to fighting for the rights of medical malpractice victims throughout Florida. We will aggressively pursue your interests and try to win the maximum possible compensation. Do not delay since the clock is already ticking on your ophthalmology malpractice claim. To set up your free case review with our lawyers today, call us at 877-445-7675 or contact us online.

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