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Blindness, Eye Damage & Loss of Vision

Superb attorneys experienced in cases involving eye injuries

The Malpractice Law Firm Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC has handled a number of diminution of sight (blindness) cases, whether resulting from physician/hospital negligence or accidental injury to the eye or both eyes, that has left a client with impaired vision or permanent loss of vision.  When a client loses their sight, through no fault of their own, our firm is ready and poised to aggressively prosecute and obtain justice for the injured victim. 

Loss of sight and eye damage is not only devastating to the patient, but to the patient’s family, as well, and can carry tremendous costs as the patient attempts to adjust to new limitations.  It is all the more traumatic when a patient survives a successful operation, only to find themselves blinded due to other circumstances surrounding the surgery, such as anesthesia errors or damage to the optic nerve by oxygen-rich blood.  At the Olender firm, our attorneys have extensive experience in determining the cause of the injury, and an array of medical experts who can help us in the prosecution of the damages.  With 200 years of combined legal experience in medical malpractice and personal injury law, the team at The Malpractice Law Firm Jack H. Olender & Associates understands the medicine and science underlying the many variables, diagnosis and treatment of loss of sight cases.  The Olender law firm has the extra distinct advantage of employing a physician/lawyer and nurse/lawyer to help us prepare the case and point us in the right direction.  We are dedicated to helping victims seek justice in these complex cases.

Loss of Sight Causes:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that by the year 2050, there will be approximately 4,000,000 cases of blindness in the United States, an alarming statistic.  Loss of sight unfortunately can occur in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Automobile accidents.  Any accident which causes blunt force trauma to a person’s head and face can very often result in severe damage to the nerves of the eye and the eye itself.
  • Non-sterile eye medication.  Any non-sterile eye medication, once contaminated, becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and can damage an otherwise healthy eye. 
  • LASIK Surgery. While Lasik surgery has come leaps and bounds from its beginning, it still carries a potential for harming the eye. 
  • Physician/hospital negligence.  When an eye examination is indicated due to glaucoma, cataracts or diabetes, among other ailments and the patient’s physician untimely fails to order diagnostic testing, negligence has occurred and the patient has the right to be compensated
  • During surgery, if the optic nerve is deprived of oxygen-rich blood by vein blockage, the blood can back up, causing swelling, bleeding and damage to the retina.   Any eye surgery carries risks and mistakes may be made by surgeon or operating room (OR) personnel. 

At Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC, we approach every case as a team. We combine our attorneys’ 200 years of malpractice and injury law experience to produce an indomitable resource for victims of avoidable tragedies.

Let our team help you

Contact us to see the difference our exceptional medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury attorneys can make in your case and in your life.  There is no risk in calling us.  Our firm does not charge a consultation fee to meet with clients and assess their particular case.  We work on a contingent (percentage) fee arrangement, so no legal fees are paid if money is not recovered on your behalf. We practice in District of Columbia and Maryland courts.

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