Suing the Eye Surgeon after Lasik Surgery

To have a viable lawsuit against the ophthalmologist, you’ll need to be able to prove several elements. First, you’ll need to establish what the reasonable standard of care is for this particular treatment, and then show that the surgeon somehow deviated from that standard. This is accomplished using testimonies from medical experts. If the doctor made a mistake that other physicians would not have made in the same situation, then you can likely pursue a malpractice claim against him/her. Below are a few common reasons eye surgeons are sued after Lasik surgery.

  • Inadequate screening (Patients will be large pupils, dry eyes, and thin corneas are not suitable candidates.)
  • Wrong surgery techniques
  • Defective equipment
  • Improper attention to post-surgery issues, such as inflammation and infection

After proving that the surgeon breached the standard of care, you’ll have to be able to show that you sustained actual harm because of the doctor’s mistakes. This can be substantiated using medical records, testimonies, and other documentation.

Free Consult with a Lasik Lawyer in Georgia

If you sustained complications because of your eye doctor’s mistakes with your Lasik procedure, we invite you to call a medical malpractice attorney at The Law Office of Jason R. Schultz in Georgia. You will get a medical malpractice lawyer who fights for full and fair recovery for your damages. Call today at 404-474-0804 for a free consultation.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.