Portland, Oregon Lasik Laser Eye Surgery Attorney

Portland Personal Injury Lawyer, Gregory Zeuthen

Lasik Laser Eye Surgery

Since 2000, Gregory has represented patients harmed by Lasik Eye Surgery

Lasik DoctorIndividuals are attracted to Lasik eye surgery to eliminate or diminish their dependence on glasses or contacts. Unfortunately, many of those who opt for Lasik surgery are not properly screened and should not have had the surgery.

Lasik is shorthand for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. Gregory Zeuthen has represented many people since 2000 who suffered tragic and permanent injuries resulting from Lasik surgery. Equipment failures, surgeon error, and lack of proper procedure or standards can all contribute to temporary or even permanent vision problems. When problems occur after surgery, a claim might exist based on improper or untimely post-operative care by the surgeon.

Ill-Advised Surgery

Many surgeons now advertise their newer technology and equipment. Unfortunately for the consumer, sometimes this advertising rarely mentions the serious potential side-effects of the procedure. Most doctors like to wait until the prospective patient has entered the office before laying out the common problems associated with Lasik surgery. On occasion the informed consent document is introduced in passing sometimes shortly before surgery. In such cases an incomplete or inaccurate informed consent discussion can lead to hasty decision by the patient to undergo an ill-advised surgery.

Oregon Lasik AttorneyIt is not enough that a doctor explain general risks to a patient. Frequently patients agree to accept the risks applicable to the general population. Informed consent requires more. Surgeons should also explain the
particularized risks to the individual patient that may impact the patient’s candidacy or likely result. If you have suffered injury from a Lasik procedure, or other complications, be sure to contact Gregory Zeuthen.

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery invited Gregory Zeuthen to address its members at three different conferences in August 2005, March 2006, and August 2006. After each presentation, Mr. Zeuthen fielded questions from the doctors. The presentations were well received and sparked lively discussions regarding the necessity of keeping patients fully informed of complications that may develop following Lasik, PRK or CK surgery.

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