Though LASIK surgery is considered to be safe, just like other procedures, there are some risks. Some people suffer from dry eye after their procedure, while others may struggle with different vision impairments afterward.
If you are struggling with your vision after your LASIK surgery, you may be wondering what you can do.
Can you sue?
Yes. You may have a medical malpractice case against anyone who was involved in your case. This includes:
- Your eye doctor
- The surgeon
- The ophthalmologist
- Other health care professionals who have been treating you
What could go wrong?
Just like any other procedure, there are plenty of things that can go wrong. Any of the following could be a factor in your case:
- You weren’t a good candidate for the procedure. You may not have gotten enough testing done prior to the procedure or they saw something that meant you weren’t a good candidate and they did the procedure
- Surgery didn’t go as planned. Surgeons are still humans, and they make mistakes. They could have cut too shallow or too deep during your procedure.
- The medical equipment malfunctioned. The equipment that they used during your procedure may not have been working the way that it should have, leading to your injuries.
So, what can you do? What must you prove?
In order to prove medical malpractice, you need to be able to prove that your doctors knew something that you didn’t. You also need to be able to prove that they weren’t treating you with the same level of care as most doctors.
To do this, you must:
- Establish a reasonable standard of care. You need to be able to show the judge and jury what most doctors do to provide the best care possible for their patients.
- Then, you need to show them how your doctor didn’t perform up to that standard of care. You need to be able to prove what your doctor did (or didn’t do) that lead to your impairment.
Suing for medical malpractice isn’t always cut and dry. Because of this, you need to hire an experienced lawyer to help you through this difficult time. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to talk about your case and options.