No Fee Unless We Win
(215) 866-2424

How Can You Wake Up Blind after Surgery if it was Not a Risk of the Procedure?

by The Beasley Firm  |  September 13, 2011  |  

Just imagine that you are undergoing surgery on your spine, neck, or abdomen, or are having plastic surgery. You were informed of all the risks, but blindness was not one of them. Yet, you or a loved one woke up blind after surgery. Why?

What Causes Blindness After Surgery?

Blindness after surgery is usually not a risk of the surgery unless the surgery was performed on the eyes. So what happened to cause the blindness?

What many do not realize is that if there was an anesthesia error or medicine error, it can cause a decrease in the blood supply to the eye, retinal artery or optic nerve. The lack of blood supply or oxygen to the eye can cause a loss of eye sight or blindness after surgery. In addition, if a patient’s blood pressure was too low during surgery, it could lead to a decreased blood flow to the eyes and it leads to blindness.

Why Experienced Medical and Legal Teams are Necessary

Many law firms that do not have doctors and nurses on their teams may overlook that there are many medical errors that may cause a patient to be blind after surgery. The experienced medical and legal teams here at the nationally known Beasley medical malpractice law firm are very familiar with all the problems that can occur during surgery that could lead to blindness. To date, we have had billions awarded on behalf of our injured clients.

When to Seek Legal Help After Vision Loss

If you or a loved one has been injured or lost their eye sight or became blind, please feel free to contact one of our experienced personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia as well as our doctors or nurses for a free and strictly confidential consultation. For over 60 years, we have helped injured people and we are still here to help you. Not many law firms can say they have over 50 years of success. We can, and our attorneys, doctors and nurses are here to help you.

Share This Story
If you found the information provided by this article useful, consider sharing to your social media channels to help others in their search for reliable personal injury resources.
Get in Touch with Our Team Today
Contact us today by filling out the form below
or call us at (215) 866-2424 to speak with an attorney today.

Over $2 Billion Won
for Our Clients
(215) 866-2424
Philadelphia Office
The Beasley Building
1125 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Chester County Office
10 Lindbergh Boulevard
Coatesville, PA 19320
New Jersey Office
1949 Berlin Road
Suite 100
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Centre County Office
375 Trout Road
State College, PA 16801
Follow Us

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.