Eye Injury and Accident Attorneys in Ohio

Millions of Americans suffer from eye injuries every year. Corneal abrasions, detached retinas, and orbital fractures are serious conditions that are extremely painful and very expensive to treat. If you endure an eye injury, every aspect of your life could change. That’s why you should not hesitate to reach out to our skilled Ohio eye injury lawyers.

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According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, approximately 2.4 million eye injuries arise in the United States each year. Whether these serious injuries lead to a corneal abrasion or blindness, they can be life-altering, painful, and costly to treat.

If you’ve experienced any type of eye injury that was the result of someone else’s negligence, it is in your best interest to consult the experienced Ohio eye injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. We’ll evaluate the details of your case and may be able to help you recover compensation through a personal injury claim. Call us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW, or contact us for a free consultation.

Causes of Eye Injuries

There are a wide variety of events that can lead to eye injuries. Some of the most common causes of eye injuries we see here at Kisling, Nestico & Redick include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Defective products

Common Types of Eye Injuries from Accidents

The eyelid, cornea, iris, lens, and conjunctiva are all examples of important structures that are situated in the front of the eyes. All of these structures can be injured by a penetrating object or foreign body. Here are some of the most common injuries to these structures:

  • Corneal abrasions- Corneal abrasions are scratches or cuts to the surface of the cornea, which is the clear part of the front of the eye.
  • Hyphema- Blood in the front chamber of the eye is known as hyphema.
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage- This occurs when a blood vessel breaks open in the white area of the eye.

The retina and optic nerve are structures that are found in the back of the eye. Common injuries to the back of the eye include:

  • Traumatic iritis- Traumatic iritis is an inflammatory condition that affects the colored part of the eye.
  • Detached retina- When the retina separates from the back of the eye, a surgical procedure is required.

Other injuries that can cause damage to structures that surround the eye include:

  • Orbital fracture- A traumatic injury to the bone of the eye socket and is almost always the result of blunt force trauma to the eye.
  • Black eye- An injury to the head or face that can lead to bruising.

Common Symptoms of Eye Injuries

Although the most severe symptom of an eye injury is blindness, eye pain, redness, double vision, light sensitivity, headaches, blood in the eyeballs, and changes in the shape of the pupil can occur as well.

If you are left with blindness or even partial vision loss, your life will change. You will have to modify your home, receive ongoing medical treatment, and face difficulty while completing everyday tasks. Fortunately, if another party’s negligence contributed to your eye injury, you may be able to secure compensation to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Eye Surgery Mistakes

At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our Ohio eye injury lawyers help clients collect compensation after suffering from medical malpractice after eye surgery. Since the eye is a delicate and complex organ, it’s imperative that surgeons have the knowledge and precision necessary to avoid mistakes that could cost patients their vision.

Sometimes surgeons perform the LASIK procedure when a patient should not receive it due to their age, medical conditions like diabetes or autoimmune disorders, or medications that lead to vision fluctuations. Additionally, risk factors such as dry eyes, thin corneas, blepharitis, and large pupils should be discussed before a surgeon performs LASIK.

If you have experienced an eye injury after a LASIK procedure or other eye surgeries, an attorney can help determine whether you have a valid medical malpractice claim that can compensate you for your damages.

Contact the Ohio Eye Injury Lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick

If negligence played a role in your blindness or other eye injury, reach out to the highly skilled Ohio eye injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick today. We can handle your blindness or eye injury claim. Call us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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