Eye Injuries & Blindness Caused By Cataract Surgery

Medical Malpractice

Cataracts are cloudy deposits that form within the eye due to advanced age, a genetic predisposition or health complications. Cataract surgery is usually performed to remove these deposits in order to restore normal vision. Our eyesight is perhaps the most important sense because it is how we perceive the third dimensional world. Cataract surgery lawsuits in Indiana aren’t a rarity, thanks to the popularity of LASIK surgery centers which have their ads splashed all over print and electronic media every other day in the state.

Eye cataract surgery is done by ophthalmologists and specialized surgeons who must remove these cloudy deposits with skill, precision and a thoroughness that isn’t seen in other medical specialties. They must therefore take their time to make sure that they prep and complete the surgery in a manner that will not expose your eye to harm. When they are done, they should provide you with information on post-operative healing as well as be available to help you navigate any complications and provide care should anything such as an infection develop.

Here are some of the complications associated with cataract surgery in Indiana:

  • Infection by aggressive bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Bleeding into the eye
  • Retinal detachment
  • Secondary cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Hemorrhage

Determining Negligence in Eye Cataract Surgery Lawsuits

When it comes to determining negligence in eye cataract surgery lawsuits in Indiana, we as an Indiana personal injury law firm must show that your doctor or any other attending physicians acted in a negligent manner, and that their actions led to you suffering complications, mental anguish or suffering. In short, we must show a direct causal relationship between their actions and your injury. If there is a preponderance of evidence on the same, you’ll be eligible for things like surgery costs, rehabilitation costs, lost wages as well as pain and suffering.

We would like to urge you not to speak to the hospital’s insurance company representatives before speaking with us because giving them a statement might lead them to use your words to lower the value of your claim or deny it outright.