LASIK Malpractice FAQs

Q. If I am still able to work, is my case worth anything?

A. Your case could be worth a large amount, if you can prove liability. In Mark Schiffer’s case, he obtained a verdict of $7.25 million and $2.75 million of that covered his pain and suffering alone. Clearly, juries recognize the substantial value of impairment of vision caused by LASIK malpractice.

Q. Can you represent me outside of New York?

A. Yes. Todd J. Krouner is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. Still, we have  represented clients in Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, Oregon, Maryland, Massachusetts and Colorado. Our LASIK practice is national in scope. We are able to do this by partnering with outstanding local lawyers in your community. Typically, we find lawyers with great credentials in medical malpractice, but may lack our LASIK expertise. This gives the client the best of both worlds, at no additional cost. You get two lawyers for the price of one (a “twofer”), with expertise in the local laws and customs, together with our specialized background in the issues concerning LASIK malpractice. In short, we get admitted to your jurisdiction pro hac vice so that we can represent you, together with local counsel.

Q. Is LASIK surgery malpractice all you handle?

A. As our website indicates, we have a wide-ranging practice, handling various kinds of cases. Within ophthalmology, in addition to LASIK, we have malpractice cases involving PRK, glaucoma, cataracts and uveitis.

Q: What happens if my LASIK surgery occurred several years ago?

A. Each state has its own statute of limitations for medical malpractice. Even if you think your claim may fall outside of your applicable statute of limitations, we have successfully extended the time in which our clients could have sued based on various exceptions, including continuous treatment with the same doctor, or discovery of the LASIK malpractice injury at a later time. In any event, claims generally do not improve with time, and you are best served having your claim evaluated as soon as possible.

Q. How are you compensated?

A. We are compensated for our time on a percentage or contingent fee basis out of any recovery we may obtain. Initial personal or telephone consultations are free. If you would like to learn more about your potential claim, please contact our office today at (914) 238-5800 or info@krounerlaw.com for more information and a free case consultation.