LASIK Surgery More Risky Than Previously Reported
Over one million Americans each year undergo LASIK surgery. In this procedure, lasers are used to cut and reshape the cornea in an effort to improve vision. For many people, the operation is successful, at least for a period of time. Ophthalmologists who perform the procedure typically advise patients there is a 2-3 percent complication rate. FDA records, however, paint a very different picture. That data shows that six months after surgery, up to 28 percent of patients complain of eye dryness, 16 percent had blurry vision and 18 percent had difficulty driving at night due to halo or starburst effect. Many of these patients now have to use special rewetting eye drops or wear special contact lenses/glasses to try to compensate for the effects of LASIK.
Patients considering this surgery have a right to be warned about the real risks. We have had numerous patients consult us regarding problems with LASIK surgery. Malfunctioning or improper settings on the equipment can cause serious problems. So can the failure of the surgeon to properly screen out-patients whose eyes are not suited for the procedure. If you have had problems with LASIK surgery, please call us for a free consultation and analysis of your case.
What constitutes a personal injury?
The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
– Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
– Faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)