Ophthalmology malpractice has witnessed an alarming rise in the wake of innovative as well as popular eye treatments and surgery, including LASIK and cataract surgery. Whether surgery is optional or medically necessary, a negligent error can lead to catastrophic results for the patient. Even if the eye surgery is elective (such as eyelid lift cosmetic surgery,) it can carry a high-risk factor. In general, Miami medical malpractice has been on the rise for years.
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.