If left undiagnosed or untreated, retinal detachment can cause blindness and may even lead to the removal of the affected eye. But it doesn’t always need to have such dire effects. Properly handled, retinal detachment can be fixed.
If you have lost vision in one eye or lost the eye entirely because retinal detachment went untreated, your doctor can be held responsible through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
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Attorney Mark Kaire has direct experience handling this complex and relatively rare litigation. A personal injury attorney for many years, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and is fast becoming one of Miami’s most prominent medical malpractice lawyers.
Retinal Detachment Causes
Retinal detachment is most often caused by trauma. It can happen in an auto accident or after a fall. We once represented a young boy who suffered retinal detachment after he fell and landed on a bottle that was standing upright. After the doctor’s failure to diagnose his condition, he lost vision in one eye.
Retinal detachment can also be caused by normal aging processes. Small tears in the tissue that binds the retina to the eye can build up over time. Eventually the retina peels away from the eye entirely.
When a doctor notices the symptoms of retinal detachment, it’s urgent that he or she send the patient to an ophthalmologist right away. Waiting too long can destroy the patient’s chances at recovery.
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