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Welcome...

Corrective laser eye surgery, which debuted in 1995, is now the most common elective surgical procedure in the United States. LASIK is a highly automated, high volume procedure that is frequently marketed as no other surgical procedure. Promises like “throw away your glasses” “fast, easy, painless procedure” and  "money-back"  and "lifetime" guarantees or over the top claims as to experience or patient satisfaction create an environment in which a surgical procedure has been commoditized and treated as if were nothing more than a new contact lens. In a fast food, disposable, technology driven and managed care controlled society it appeals to patient, surgeon and corporate interests but to each for different reasons.  There will always be some complications (from surgery) but the unique aspects of refractive surgery give rise to a new breed of medical error.
 

Keith, Shapiro & Ford, consists of a dynamic group of attorneys who have vast experience in the firm's major areas of practice. We are pleased to have served as counsel to Surgical Eyes, a patient advocacy group for those injured by  refractive surgery and other ocular malpractice. We have a virtually unrivaled depth of experience in the area of LASIK malpractice and we welcome the opportunity to consult with those who believe they are the victims of malpractice, those who feel the outcome of their laser eye surgery is not as promised or those who experience serious vision complications not explained to them prior to surgery. 


 

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