Loss of Vision due to New York Medical Malpractice: Albany Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains

Medical Malpractice Mistakes

I Lost my Vision After Treatment: How Loss of Vision Could be Due to New York Medical Malpractice

Out of all of your senses, your vision may be the one that we most associate with.  After all, most of us have to admit that losing our vision would create a great disturbance in our lives.  This is why we should, and for the most part do, respect the trials and tribulations that individuals who have lost their sight go through.  People that are blind are incredibly strong people.  But in the beginning, especially someone who loses their vision as an adult, it will be very difficult, scary, and troublesome.  It can also be frustrating and even make you angry if the cause of your vision was due to New York medical malpractice.  Loss of vision is a serious issue.

Yes, New York medical malpractice.

There are many ways that a healthcare provider’s reckless, careless, and negligent conduct could result in very serious personal injuries resulting in the loss of vision to a patient.  These errors could raise to the level of negligence.  They include some of the following:

  • Medication overdoses – this could cause serious damage to all of your senses, especially eyesight;
  • Anesthesia errors – not only overdoses, but also due to improper monitoring and lack of oxygen;
  • Surgical errors – damage to the brain during a risky surgery, or damage to parts of the eye during an eye surgery could also be due to negligence;
  • Failure to diagnose medical conditions – failing to diagnose glaucoma and other eyesight impairment conditions can result in very serious vision loss;
  • Improper prescriptions and eye care – the wrong prescription can actually cause vision loss as it can damage your eyes and optic nerve;
  • Failure to diagnose cancer;
  • Improperly treating a stroke, or delays in treating a stroke, which cause damage to the occipital lobe of the brain and impair vision;
  • Dropping a patient/not guarding against a patient that is a fall risk; and
  • Many more.

Shouldn’t a healthcare provider who causes a patient’s vision loss be liable for medical malpractice?  Absolutely!  This is a serious instance of New York medical malpractice which must be evaluated by an Albany medical malpractice lawyer.

But what do you think?  I would love to hear from you!  Leave a comment or I also welcome your phone call on my toll-free cell at 1-866-889-6882 or you can drop me an e-mail at jfisher@fishermalpracticelaw.com.  You are always welcome to request my FREE book, The Seven Deadly Mistakes of Malpractice Victims, at the home page of my website at www.protectingpatientrights.com.