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Written by attorney Edward Joel Lake

Blindness Caused by Medical Malpractice

Imagine waking up from surgery to find you can no longer see. It's a scenario some patients experienced. Post-operative blindness occurs in approximately two out of every 10,000 surgeries, according to a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia in 2009. Some cases are the result of malpractice.

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While waking up blind after surgery or experiencing any degree of vision loss after surgery is rare, it does affect some patients. Further, other patients may experience vision loss due to medical conditions or medications. If you believe a doctor’s negligent actions or care caused or contributed to your vision loss, contact a medical malpractice attorney in your area to discuss options for recover compensation.

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