Have you received cataract surgery at Key Whitman Eye Center in Dallas, Texas or Tylock-George Eye Care in Irving, Texas? Are you suffering from abnormal vision impairment, vision loss, or other cataract surgery complications?
If so, you aren’t alone.
Van Wey Law represents cataract patients who suffered eye injuries during cataract surgery at Key Whitman Eye Center or Tylock-George Eye Care. Kay Van Wey is a Texas Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer who handles all potential Key Whitman and Tylock-George malpractice cases.
Vision loss is devastating. It leaves you feeling helpless, frustrated, and betrayed. You sought medical help to improve your eyesight and now you’re left with a terrible disability.
Unfortunately, this type of malpractice happens more than you think, which is why we help our clients get the compensation they deserve to live their lives as best they can with someone else’s irreversible mistake.
If you had eye surgery at Key Whitman Eye Center or Tylock-George Eye Care, you likely received a postoperative steroid antibiotic injection of Trimoxi (intravitreal triamcinolone/moxifloxacin). The solution injected into your eye was compounded by an Arlington-based pharmacy.
Like many patients, you may have developed vision impairment or a total loss of vision caused by the injection. Some of the victims of this malpractice are unable to work and terrified of what the future holds. The effects may be permanent.
Have you received a letter from Key Whitman Eye Center or Tylock-George Eye Care?
You may have received a notification letter from Key Whitman or Tylock-George identifying you as a possible victim. The letter indicates that the injectable substance was tested and that “preliminary results” showed no problems. However, they also point out that the testing is preliminary and “…it may be some months until all the results are received.”
Have you received a letter like this? (Or a similar letter from Key Whitman?)
If you have received a letter like this from either Key Whitman Eye Center or Tylock-George Eye Care (no matter what it says), you may have been affected by the injection. Contact Van Wey Law for a free consultation so we can determine whether you have a case.
If you haven’t received a letter from either company but are still concerned about your vision or confused about your experience, contact us so we can provide additional information.
What is the purpose of Trimoxi, the steroid/antibiotic eye injection during cataract surgery?
An injection of triamcinolone/moxifloxacin (Trimoxi) is used to prevent inflammation, endophthalmitis, and cystoid macular edema after cataract surgery.
The solution is prepared by a compounding pharmacy (a medical facility that mixes raw ingredients into drugs). In some instances, compounding pharmacies receive contaminated bulk materials. In other cases, pharmacies contaminate materials due to poor practices or environmental conditions.
What happened to many patients of cataract surgeries at Key Whitman Eye Center and Tylock-George Eye Care who received the Trimoxi injection?
Immediately after surgery, patients who received the injection may experience temporary reduced vision, a feeling of a foreign body in their eye, and may see “floaters.” These effects usually resolve in a week.
Many Key-Whitman and Tylock-George patients who received the steroid/antibiotic injection experienced unanticipated loss of vision some 2-3 weeks after their cataract surgery.
Some of the vision loss is severe and may be permanent!
Many of these patients have required the services of a retina specialist for retina damage. Some treatments are available, but retina damage is a serious concern. It will take time before the true extent of the damage will be known.
Why does the Trimoxi injection cause vision impairment and loss, other other cataract surgery complications?
The solution injected into cataract surgery patients was compounded at an Arlington, Texas based compounding pharmacy.
At this time, we do not know exactly what the problem was with the solution. There are many possibilities, including the receipt by the pharmacy of contaminated raw products which it used to compound the end product.
While the pharmacy was inspected by the Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration, it is unknown exactly when the pharmacy compounded the substance which was used in the Key Whitman and Tylock-George cataract surgeries.
A search of publicly available documents reveals that this pharmacy had issues with its sterilization processes.
If your vision is worse after cataract surgery with Key Whitman Eye Center or Tylock George Eye Care, you may have cause to be concerned.
While some vision impairment is expected after cataract surgery at Key Whitman or Tylock-George, enough patients have reported worsening and permanent vision that you should be concerned.
Many of the patients of these eye centers have been referred to Texas Retina Associates. Key Whitman, in fact, has offered to pay for these consultations with retina specialists. We do not fully understand the relationship between Key Whitman and the retina specialists but, we strongly urge patients to get a second opinion from a retina specialist who is not affiliated with Key Whitman.
You may have a medical malpractice case for your Key Whitman or Tylock George cataract surgery.
Whether you have a case can be determined based on the following criteria:
- You had cataract surgery or cataract and laser surgery at Key-Whitman Eye Center or Tylock-George Eye Care.
- You developed worse vision in one or both eyes after the surgery.
- You received a letter from Key-Whitman Eye Center Tylock-George Eye Care advising you of a potential issue with the injectable solution.
It’s important that you contact a lawyer right away to receive a comprehensive consultation.
Receiving compensation for your vision impairment or loss after cataract surgery will cost you nothing.
All consultations are absolutely free. If we determine that you have a viable case and we mutually decide to move forward, we will enter a “contingent fee agreement.”
This agreement means our law firm will front all the expenses of litigation and will not charge an upfront retainer or hourly rate for legal work on your behalf.
Instead, we take a contingent interest, meaning the firm will only be compensated if you win your case. The fees are based on a percentage of the gross recovery. (We’ll discuss all this at the meeting with your attorney.)
Our medical malpractice lawyers in Dallas are here for you.
If you received cataract surgery from Key Whitman Eye Center or Tylock-George Eye Care and believe you’ve suffered vision impairment or vision loss, contact us right away.
We have the expertise to determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit. Our goal is to help you obtain maximum compensation to cover medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and potentially permanent disability.