Loss of sight to one or both eyes is a devastating injury that requires the knowledge and skill of an eye injury attorney. Eye injuries can occur from a catastrophic accident or from medical malpractice. These injuries can be devastating and life changing for the victim and their family. An eye injury attorney at the Wieand Law Firm is ready to aggressively seek compensation for the injured party.
Causes of Sight Loss
While some causes of sight loss are from degenerative conditions, such as diabetes, other times negligence plays a role. When sight loss occurs due to an accident or medical malpractice, you may be able to file a claim for damages.
Motor vehicle or other accidents – blunt force head trauma can result in severe damage to the eye and its nerves.
LASIK surgery – mistakes make during LASIK surgery can result in sight loss and other vision impairments
Physician/Hospital Negligence – loss of eyesight can be a devastating result of medical malpractice. Failure to order appropriate diagnostic testing or treatment for conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, or diabetes may allow the patient to file a malpractice claim
Surgery – failure to address issues during a surgery can result in eye damage and sight loss
Common Eye Injuries
Eye injuries are complex and require individualized attention. Some injuries can improve over time, while others result in permanent vision loss. Common eye injuries include:
Broken orbital bone – this is the bone that surround the eye and creates the eye socket. When it is fracture, bone fragments can intertwine with muscles and reduce the range of motion in your eye. Another complication of a broken orbital bone is bleeding into the eye socket that can damage the optic nerve.
Foreign Object in Eye – Motor vehicle and other accidents can cause objects to penetrate the eye, and permanent damage can result.
Detached Retina – the retina can detach from the eye’s surface as the result of head trauma. Emergency surgery may be able to repair a partially detached retina, but vision loss can persist.
Eye injuries symptoms can include:
- Blurred or double vision
- Full or partial vision loss
- Damage to the retina or cornea
- Light sensitivity
- Reduced peripheral vision
- Traumatic brain injuries with vision problems
How can an Eye Injury Attorney Help?
If you have suffered sight loss due to negligence, you may be able to file a suit and seek compensation for damages. At the Wieand Law Firm LLC, our eye injury attorneys are committed to representing victims and fighting to maximize compensation for their injuries. In sight loss cases, noneconomic and economic damages may include:
- Hospital bills, including bills for surgery
- Physical therapy bills
- Medical equipment costs
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Reduced Quality of Life
Contact an Eye Injury Attorney Today
At the Wieand Law Firm, LLC, our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys have extensive knowledge in handling these types of claims. If you or your loved one has suffered a serious eye injury, please contact us for a free consultation. An attorney can review your individual situation and discuss the legal options available to you. If we take your case, we never charge a fee unless we obtain compensation for your injury. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about expensive attorney fees. Call us today at 215-666-7777 or send us a message to get started.