Law Offices of Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski
Menu Contact

Woman says treatment for sinus problems left her blind in one eye

For residents of New Mexico who need medical treatment, one of the most devastating results is that not only is their medical condition is not treated, but another issue is created by negligent care. This is the situation one woman finds herself in after she said she was left blind in one eye as a result of a physician error.

The woman filed a suit recently accusing her doctor of eliminating the sight in one of her eyes by injecting a steroid meant to go into her nasal tissue into her ophthalmic nerve instead.

The woman had already undergone multiple surgeries to her sinuses, which reduced the amount of soft tissue necessary to receive an injection of that nature. According to her suit, there were alternate, less dangerous treatments available, but she says the doctor did not consider them, nor did he apprise her of what they were. The injection that caused the blindness, according to the patient, was the fourth such procedure the doctor had performed on her.

Additionally, the suit accuses the doctor as well as his employer of not acting quickly enough to attempt to reverse the damage. As a result, she says, she now faces even more medical bills as a result of the injury to her eye. It will also affect her earning capacity, her ability to perform normal tasks, and her overall quality of life.

Whenever people are injured as a result of apparent medical mistakes, an experienced New Mexico medical malpractice attorney can help to explain what options are viable.

Source: Courthouse News Service, "Steroid Injection Blinded Kaiser Patient, She Says," Barbara Wallace, Oct. 21, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski today to learn more about how we can help you.

Call our firm at 505-349-4003 or toll free at 888-819-2544.

Email Us For A Response

Get Help Today

Get Help Today

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

Map + Driving Directions
Law Offices of Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski

100 Gold Avenue SW, Suite 201
Albuquerque, NM 87102-3476

Toll Free: 888-819-2544
Phone: 505-349-4003
Fax: 505-314-1419
Albuquerque Law Office

Review Us