The structure of your face helps protect your eyes from injury. Still, injuries can damage your eye, sometimes severely enough that you lose your vision. Most eye injuries are preventable.
Most eye injuries are preventable
In fact, 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable if you are provided with eye protection at work or during a surgical procedure. All too often, the carelessness of others including hospitals and employers results in an unprotected eye. The consequences are lifechanging.
Causes of Injuries
Though the most common type of injury happens when eye protection isn’t worn, there are many other cases where chemicals and other substances are allowed to irritate the surface of your eye. Unfortunately this has occurred when pharmacetical companies have allowed products to enter the market that cost people their vision. In one case Bausch & Lomb announced suspension of shipments of its contact solution ReNu with MoistureLoc because of its connection to fungal keratitis, an eye infection that could result in the need of a cornea transplant.
Defective Products as Cause for Eye Injury
Defective products also cause eye injuries such as eye lid tears, eye abrasions, corneal transplants, loss of depth perception and blindness. These products include household chemicals, construction equipment, shop machines, spray guns, fireworks, exploding canisters and defective batteries.
The DiCello Law Firm has been able to successfully settle vision loss claims from surgical mistake even before a lawsuit is filed. Surgical mistakes can occur by the misuse of a laser used for LASIK or other eye surgery or from prolonged exposure of the retina to light, called photo-toxicity. These mistakes can lead to catastrophic vision loss and blindness. Besides surgical mistake cases, the failure to timely diagnose certain eye conditions such as glaucoma or infectious process can also cause vision loss or blindness.
If you or someone you know has suffered an eye injury that you believe was caused by another’s mistake, a surgical mistake, a defective product, a doctor’s mistake or any other wrong, call the eye injury lawyers at The DiCello Law Firm. Our eye injury lawyers who specialize in such cases will help you. We regularly work with some of the most accomplished experts in the country to obtain compensation for eye injuries you or a loved one has suffered.