Kansas City Vision Loss Attorneys
Vision is perhaps one of the most important senses for many people, and for those who suffer vision loss, adapting to reduced vision, temporary blindness, or permanent blindness can be an emotionally draining, difficult endeavor. If you or a loved one has suffered vision loss due to a traumatic accident or medical malpractice, you shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden alone. Medical help and therapy can be incredibly expensive, and when combined with the occupational consequences associated with vision loss, someone needs to be held accountable.
Our Kansas City vision loss attorneys can help you or your loved ones pursue justice and fight for financial compensation for the damages incurred from the preventable injury. If the vision loss was a direct result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual, the personal injury attorneys at The Popham Law Firm will place the utmost importance on pursuing justice for your case.
Vision Loss as a Result of Traumatic Eye Injury
The eye may seem like a vulnerable and delicate organ, but because of the way the face is constructed, the eye is actually well-protected. Nonetheless, eye injuries do occur every day. This can happen from flying objects or constant exposure to small particles at work or while you’re crossing the street, riding a bicycle, or driving your car. For example, a pedestrian hit by a car may slide across the pavement, damaging one eye to the point of blindness. Another example could be a defective product malfunctioning in your face, easily causing blindness.
Severe accidents, product liability, and other traumas can have devastating impacts on your sight, and even if you lost vision in only one eye, this may mean that you’ll have to re-learn almost everything, including simple matters such as depth perception.
Medical Malpractice and Vision Loss
In addition to traumatic eye injury, medical malpractice is another cause of vision loss. Perhaps the most apparent example is malpractice in LASIK surgeries. Fortunately, LASIK is incredibly safe and malpractice lawsuits associated with this practice have dramatically reduced over the years. However, negligence still occurs.
For example, imagine that you’re an at-risk patient and you make this clear to the medical professional (who should be looking through your medical records to ensure that the LASIK surgery is safe for you), but the doctor still does the surgery anyway. Of course, the doctor may have acted in good faith, but he/she still needs to be diligent (and not negligent) when preparing a patient for an intensive surgery such as LASIK.
Pursue Justice With the Personal Injury Attorneys at The Popham Law Firm
Since 1918, The Popham Law Firm has helped thousands of individuals from Kansas City pursue justice for personal injuries, including eye injuries. We understand how devastating an eye injury can be, as well as the medical and other expenses involved in curing vision loss or adapting to a new lifestyle with vision loss. Depending on the severity of the injury, the victim may even lose his/her job or forgo chances for promotion.
When the vision loss was caused by another individual (including companies, corporations, or “entities”), you shouldn’t have to bear this weight alone. With the personal injury attorneys at The Popham Law Firm at your side, we will relentlessly fight for the compensation and justice that you deserve. For a free consultation with your Kansas City eye attorney, call our law firm today at (816) 221-2288 or (844) 243-2288 (toll-free).