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Surgeons Make Thousands of Errors

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reports that surgeons make thousands of errors – – that should never happen: operating on the wrong patient; leaving a sponge behind; or in the world of LASIK eye surgery, putting the wrong numbers in the surgical laser.[1]

We have two of those cases.  We also have dozens of inquiries from patients who have vision-threatening post-LASIK ectasia, caused by eye surgery which never should have been performed in the first place.  Unlike some complications in medicine, these surgical mistakes, for an elective procedure, are totally preventable, and should never happen.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a doctor, you should promptly contact an attorney with experience in medical malpractice.  The Law Office of Todd J. Krouner has a proven track record of helping patients injured by LASIK (and other forms of medical malpractice) all over the country.  To determine if you have a strong case, contact us for a free consultation at (914) 238-5800.

 



[1] See Laura Landro, “Surgeons Make Thousands of Errors,” Wall Street Journal, December 20, 2012, p. A2.