Click Here To Call Now

Pittsburgh: 412-906-8102

Toll Free: 800-440-5297

Blindness after surgical errors can be devastating

Pittsburgh patients know that there are risks that are involved with surgery. But not all risks are disclosed, and surgical errors can occur. One such risk is blindness that can occur after a number of surgeries for the spine, heart, head or neck.

Blindness after surgery, also known as postoperative vision loss, is a serious condition that can be devastating to patients and their families. It happens when there is significant blood loss during surgery. When there is not enough blood supplied to the optic nerves it can become susceptible to permanent injury. This can occur from low blood pressure or a lack of oxygen in the blood. For medical malpractice cases, this may come from not having adequate blood transfusions during surgery, not monitoring blood pressure, not keeping the patient's head above their heart and failure to monitor massive blood loss after surgery.

Patients who have sudden blindness or vision loss after surgery often have gone through complicated surgeries and experienced significant blood loss. These cases can be complicated, and a legal professional familiar with medical malpractice may be able to help patients and their families determine exactly what happened. Blindness can affect a person's entire life, including their ability to keep their job, relationships with family and loved ones, leisure activities and many more situations. A legal professional can review medical records, consult with medical experts and determine what happened to cause the blindness. They can hold the medical professionals accountable for their negligence. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

When a medical professional fails to monitor their patient during surgery tragic results can occur, including blindness. It is important to hold these professionals accountable so that they don't harm anyone else.

Source: University of Iowa Health Care, "Perioperative PION", William Flanary, David Phillips, Randy Kardon, April 3, 2015

How can We Help?

How Can We Help? Contact Our Office Today At 800-440-5297 Or Fill Out The Form Below.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Rosen Louik & Perry, P.C.
437 Grant Street Suite 200, The Frick Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-281-4200
Fax: 412-281-2997
Pittsburgh Law Office Map

There is NO FEE unless recovery is made.

Rosen Louik Perry, P.C. Pittsburgh
412-906-8102 1-800-243-5297