What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state?undefinedWhat is the name of your state? Az. Feb. 2003 my husband had a routine cataract surgery which turned into a nightmare. He has been a chronic pain patient for several years so takes high doses of pain medication which makes his tollerance very high to begin with. As the nurse prepared him with 10 mgs. of valium before surgery he knew he was not ready and couldn't get relaxed. they assured him he'd be ok and proceeded. This surgery is preformed with the patient awake with a local, usually drops, antesthetic. As the doctor cut into the eye my husband felt so much pain that he started fighting them to get off the table. As a consequence the doctor dropped the lens into the back of the eye and damage was done in trying to retrieve it. They held him down to close the eye back up which caused a severe anxiety disorder that he is now medicated for daily. He also has to go to therapy to try and overcome and cope with the emotional break downs he may suffer with for the rest of his life. Emergency surgery 2 days after the first one by a retinal specialist who cleaned out the debris, repairing what he could was followed with another surgery 2 mo. later to stop the hemmoraging in his eye. Of course they knocked him out after the first experience and his third surgery 6 months ago was a cornea transplant because of all the scarring to his cornea after 2 infections set in his very fragile eye. We consulted several attorneys who would not take on the medical field. 2 attorneys took our records and looked them over, one had them for almost a year then decided to quit malpractice cases, the other said it's not his expertise. We now have one month left to file suit and wonder if a civil suit is possible and can we do it ourselves. My husband and I feel strongly about pursuing this issue. If the first doctor would have made sure he was medicated properly to begin with this on going nightmare wouldn't be happening.How can a docter be so irresponsible by treating everyone the same and not considering the special needs of individuals. It's barbaric what happened to him...They could have taken him accross the street to the hospital and knocked him out, in fact they should have had someone right there to do it in such cases of emergency in my opinion.