McKeen & Associates, PC
Call Today for a Free Consultation
866-585-1076 | 313-447-0634

Some Blindness is Preventable with Good Medical Care

Few things are as devastating as losing your eyesight. Loss of eyesight can lead to loss of independence, loss of career, and loss of ability to do many of things we take for granted. At McKeen and Associates, we fight for those who have suffered this devastation and experienced the preventative loss of vision due to physician negligence.

Glaucoma - the second leading cause of blindness in the United States -- and papilledema are very serious eye conditions characterized by elevated intraocular pressure. When fluid within the eye cannot adequately drain, intraocular pressures rise which in-turn crushes the optic nerve. Patients rely on their physician to appreciate the dangers of intraocular pressure. When a physician fails to take appropriate action to reduce those pressures, irreversible blindness results.

Attorneys Brian McKeen and Todd Schroeder of McKeen and Associates recently filed two suits on behalf of a patients who are now blind due to medical negligence. One glaucoma patient was treated for elevated intraocular pressures. Despite critically elevated intraocular pressures, the physician inexplicably failed to recognize the need for immediate surgical intervention, leading to her permanent irreversible blindness.

The second patient presented to the emergency department with intense headaches due to elevated intraocular pressure. Despite having knowledge that her pressures were markedly above normal, the physicians and hospital discharged her without treating her pressures. Predictably, this young 25-year-old woman, who was the sole caregiver for her disabled child, lost her eyesight.

Intraocular pressure should always be taken seriously and treated to prevent such devastating and preventable consequences from happening.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Consultations | No Fee Unless We Win

Email us or call us at 866-585-1076 to discuss your medical malpractice case. There is no cost, no obligation and never a fee unless we are successful. You have nothing to lose by learning your rights and options today.

Email Us for A Response

Contact the Firm

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

Detroit Office
Penobscot Building, 645 Griswold Street, Suite 4200
Detroit, MI 48226

Toll Free: 866-585-1076
Phone: 313-447-0634
Fax: 313-961-5985
Detroit Office Map

Ohio Office
315 East Main Street
Suite A
Ottawa, OH 45875

Phone: 269-220-3379
Ohio Office Map

Phone Numbers