A case involving five eye surgery patients in Massachusetts, who suffered serious injuries and lost their vision, is being blamed on anesthesiologist errors.
An investigation into the injuries that occurred on a single day in May 2014 suggests that the anesthesiologist may have injured the eyeballs of the patients while administering anesthesia using a needle. The injuries were serious enough for all five patients to lose vision in the eye. The patients had been admitted to the center for cataract surgery.
According to the investigation, the anesthesiologist had been sent to the hospital in place of the regular anesthesiologist by a broker who was often used by the center. Lawsuits have been filed, and are seeking damages for medical malpractice.