Retinal Detachment Injury Claims
The retina is a micro-tissue that lines the inside of the eye. Light strikes the retina causing a biochemical change within layers of the retina that stimulates an electrical response. Nerve endings within the retina transmit visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain.
With retinal detachment, the retina is torn or pulled from its normal position and separated from the blood vessels. This is an emergency situation because separation from blood supply can quickly lead to degeneration of the retina (tissue death). If left undiagnosed or untreated, retinal detachment can lead to blindness and, in the most serious cases, loss of the eye.
Most retinal detachments are due to trauma. The trauma can be caused by a car accident, truck accident, or fall. In a motor vehicle accident the head may hit the windshield, steering wheel, or other blunt object.
Retinal Detachment Symptoms
In about half of the traumatic retinal detachments, the injury is instantaneous. In the other half, there is gradual onset with warning signs that may include:
- A shadow, like a curtain, across part of the field of vision that does not go away. It affects the peripheral vision first.
- Noticeable amount of vision loss. Any sudden vision loss is a medical emergency.
- Sudden flashes of light or floaters.
Retinal Detachment Attorney
If you have suffered a retinal detachment in an accident due to negligence, you need an attorney on your side to establish fault and secure fair compensation. Our Bloomington personal injury lawyers have years of experience with excellent results. TSR Injury Law is fast becoming one of the most prominent personal injury law firms in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Call (612) TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.