Moreno Valley, CA asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California

Q: I went to ER with abdominal pain. Few days later I became blind. No history of eye condition and I'm not diabetic.

On April 10, 2022 I went to the ER with abdominal pain. I was treated and sent home. Two days later I developed a terrible migraine and pain in my left eye so I went back to the ER. Again, treated and released. Next day I went back to the ER with the same problem. That's when they decided to admit me. A few days later I became blind. I do not know what happened to me in-between that time. I NEVER had any issues with my eyes and I am not diabetic. At first, I was told I had chronic glaucoma and I kept getting treated for it with eye drops, etc. Finally I asked for a second opinion and I was referred to a glaucoma specialist (August 30, 2022), which told me I don't have glaucoma and that what I had at the hospital was an overlooked stroke in both eyes due to vasculitis. I am very lost and I am not getting any answers. I need help, please.

3 Lawyer Answers
James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I am very sorry that you have been through that. In California, if a hospital is negligent in its treatment of a patient, you can sue for monetary damages and recover a significant amount of money. This is called "medical malpractice." I would be happy to assist you with your case. Please feel free to call, text, or email me.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: CONTACT A LOCAL MED MALPRACTICE LAWYER FOR A CONSULTATION.

S/HE WILL REVIEW THE EVIDENCE TO SEE IF YOU HAVE DOCTORS WHO WOULD TESTIFY THAT WHAT WAS DONE CAUSED THE EYE ISSUES.

SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR BLINDNESS AND HOPE IT CAN BE ADDRESSED........GOOD LUCK.

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
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  • San Bernardino, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Speak with a medical malpractice attorney in your area immediately. Don't wait. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

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