The human eye is one of the most amazing and complicated parts of the body. Considering that it works very much like a highly sophisticated video camera that is connected to the brain, it is no wonder that it is a system of nerves and other organs that take a great deal of knowledge and expertise to understand.
Likewise, the eye is also fragile. One little mistake on the part of an eye doctor trying to treat a patient can have permanent and devastating consequences.
It may seem from commercials and other marketing literature that corrective eye surgeries are no big deal simply because they are so common. However, the reality is that many residents of the greater Kansas City area and other parts of Missouri may emerge from a routine eye surgery blind in the eye that was operated on.
In other cases, while still able to see, a patient may have bad pain in her eye or may see fuzzy or double. Her vision and ability to process things like color or depth may also be affected due to her doctor’s carelessness or inattentiveness.
These types of preventable injuries unfortunately can impact a person for the rest of his life. For example, if he has a job where being able to see is important, he may never be able to work in his profession again. Even being able to drive or function in daily life may be much more difficult.
Those who have been injured due to a negligent eye doctor have the right to pursue compensation for their losses. It may be important for them to entrust their case to an attorney who has proven experience handling medical malpractice claims.