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Optic Nerve Avulsions

Optic nerve avulsion is caused by a sudden injury or impact to an eye. This injury is quite devastating with detachment of nerve fibers to cause permanent blindness for critical vision loss.

Optic nerve avulsions normally occur when a forced object affects the area of the eye between the eyeball and the orbit wall.

The critical impact can occur in accidents that involve the following: moving vehicles, flying debris, slips and falls, workplace catastrophes, bicycles, participation in sports activities, and explosions.

The optic nerve offers collecting information of the eyesight, which is allocated to the brain along a flowing nerve from the brain to the back of the eye.

This signal transmits across electrical impulses produced by the retina, and going across the optic nerve to be allocated to the brain portion connected to eyesight.

The impulses transmitted are processed to produce images in the brain. When a major damage happens, the individual can sustain suffering and pain, emotional distress, and physical loss of sight.

The most typical kinds of vision injury symptoms to display optic nerve avulsions entail other critical conditions because of trauma to the eye.

This can entail the following: double vision; corneal abrasion; partial or total loss of vision; reduced or restricted field of vision; optic nerve injury; and loss of peripheral vision.

Whether temporary or permanent loss of eyesight, in many incidences, this can be life-altering.

Minimized eyesight usually produces catastrophic effects on the individual, and his or her family in the ability to enjoy the majority of everyday activities.

Legal Rights to Pursue Compensation

Any individual who sustained a critical injury to the eye as a result of negligence of other parties has every legal right to acquire and pursue recompense for a variety of continuing expenses which include the following:suffering and pain; the loss of subsequent earning capacity; missed benefits due to forced retirement because of sustained injury; the cost of healthcare treatments; lost wages due to time away from work; healthcare costs, including required surgeries related directly to the incident; and the cost of therapy and counseling to handle anxiety and emotional stress when dealing with total or partial blindness.

When the traumatic eye injury is caused by negligence by another party, a claim or lawsuit for compensation can produce verdicts and substantial settlements.

State tort law, however, can involve personal injury cases which are complicated; thus, they may require the skills of knowledgeable and experienced attorneys specializing in claims for optic nerve avulsions.

The benefits offered through the program for workers compensation are normally restricted to missed time away from work, medical care costs, and the expense of retraining and vocational rehabilitation to enable an individual to return to the workplace.

Esteemed attorneys completely prepare every legal case via reviewing healthcare and accident records, tracking down eyewitnesses, making a determination of liability for all parties held liable, and considering every likely legal and healthcare issue.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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