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3 Things Personal Injury Lawyers Do To Get Justice For Victims Of LASIK Eye Surgery Malpractices

Several eye problems can be corrected through surgeries. One technique that doctors use for treatment is LASIK surgery.  Although most of these procedures are successful, an error from a doctor or defective equipment could cause more damage to your eyes. If you're unlucky, you could even be blind after the process. If you're a victim of LASIK eye surgery malpractice, you can sue the doctor and recover reimbursement from their insurer. It's vital that you work with a personal injury throughout this process because they understand the legal procedures and will stop at nothing until they confirm you've received the justice you deserve. This article discusses three things these attorneys do to enable LASIK eye surgery victims to obtain justice.

Determining a Misdiagnosis

LASIK is used to correct astigmatism, shortsightedness, and farsightedness. Before a doctor performs the procedure, they need to complete a diagnosis to determine if you're suffering from these conditions. If the diagnosis is wrongly performed, you may be treated for an illness you don't have. Lawyers are skilled in identifying misdiagnoses. They'll find out from the medical records if the correct assessment of the condition was done before the surgery. If they discover that you're not suffering from any disease requiring LASIK surgery, they'll file a lawsuit to get you reimbursed.

Find Out if There Was Informed Consent

Before performing any surgery, a physician should explain all the risks involved with the procedure to a patient. They should also tell them whether there are alternative treatment options that can combat their condition and give them room to decide which choice they'd prefer. If a doctor doesn't explain these factors to a patient and goes on to perform a surgery without telling them the risks, the patient can file a malpractice lawsuit against them. Injury lawyers can find out if there was any signed consent form to show that you knew what was being done to you. If this process was skipped, they'll help you sue the physician for everything that went amiss.

Proving Sterilization Errors

The eyes are among the vulnerable parts of the body. They can be easily infected if exposed to unsterilized equipment. Attorneys know what to do to confirm if there were sterilization errors during your LASIK surgery. They'll get another doctor to examine you and find out the cause of your infections. Using this information, they'll file a lawsuit against a doctor who did the surgery on you without sterilizing equipment. 

Doctors have a duty of care to their patients when performing LASIK surgeries. If they make any error during this process, a personal injury attorney can help you hold them accountable for their actions. 

For more information, contact a local medical malpractice lawyer