Eye injuries and laser eye surgery claims

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Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine concerned with the eyes, and it focuses on a number of different medical procedures, each of which requires very delicate handling and a lot of medical training due to the nature of the eye.

We all rely on our sight throughout the day in our work and social lives, so the possibility of losing your sight or having it affected can be extremely stressful.  So when things go wrong with any sort of ophthalmic treatment, it can be particularly devastating and cause immense physical and psychological pain.

Although a number of different medical procedures are covered by the branch of ophthalmology, it would be fair to say that a large proportion of those procedures carried out are for laser eye surgery.

There are a number of reasons why eye injuries or laser eye surgery can result in a medical negligence claim. If you believe that you have grounds for this sort of claim, speak to one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors, who can review your case and explain your options.

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Common types of Eye Injury Claims

In terms of eye injuries, one of the reasons you might need to make a medical negligence claim is if a medical professional fails to diagnose a problem with your eyes. These problems could include:

• Foreign bodies in your eye

• A detached retina

• Chemical burns

• Other penetrative injuries

Claims for medical negligence compensation can also be linked to a wide range of different ophthalmic conditions, including;

  • cataracts, including failed cataract surgery or misdiagnosis
  • retinal tears and detachment
  • glaucoma misdiagnosis
  • macular degeneration
  • radial keratotomy
  • laser eye surgery
  • toxic optic neuropathy

Many of the compensation claims made each year surround either the failure to diagnose, delays to treatment or mistakes during surgery, each of which can be hugely distressing and worrying for everybody involved. In situations where mistakes have occurred due to somebody’s negligence, though, the pain can be even greater. In these cases, it is possible that you may be able to claim compensation for medical negligence.

As some eye injuries cause devastating sight problems, and even blindness, it is particularly important that they are picked up and treat properly. If your medical professionals failed to treat you with a suitably professional duty of care, you may well grounds for a medical negligence claim.

Laser Eye Surgery Negligence Claims

Although a number of different medical procedures are covered by the branch of ophthalmology, it would be fair to say that a large proportion of those procedures carried out are for laser eye surgery.

As well as eye injuries, laser eye surgery can result in negligence claims. If you believe that you have grounds for this sort of claim, speak to one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors, who can review your case and explain your options.

You may have grounds for a successful compensation claim if:

• Your surgeon failed to outline the risks to you and you subsequently experience side effects as a result of the surgery – eg dry eyes or problems driving at night due to hazing

• You received laser eye surgery when you were not an appropriate candidate for the procedure. This could be the case if the doctor failed to carry out the proper health checks or ignored your existing eye conditions such as keratoconus or glaucoma, which means you shouldn’t have laser eye surgery

• You require corrective treatment due to the surgery being carried out improperly – or if you need treatment for conditions such as infectious keratitis or corneal ecstasia

• You were given unrealistic expectations of what the laser eye surgery would do for you

Thankfully, serious complications arising from laser eye surgery are rare but they do occur – so it is critical to a specialist medical negligence solicitor if you think you have a claim. If you were given unrealistic expectations of the procedure, you may even be able to make a product liability claim.

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You needn’t worry about the stresses and strains of lodging a legal case or panic about having to go to court, either, as we are experienced in dealing with medical negligence cases and will ensure that you can rest assured with no further worries. You’ve already been through enough.

If you instruct one of our team to run your claim for compensation, you won’t need to worry about how to pay your legal bills either – we run claims for medical negligence using no win no fee agreements.

Your ophthalmic medical negligence claim – don’t delay

You also need to make your claim within three years of first becoming aware of the negligence, so if you believe you have suffered as a result of an eye injury or negligent laser eye surgery.

Most medical negligence claims must be issued at court within three years of discovering the negligence. If you hang onto long and fail to issue proceedings, you could lose entirely your right to claim the compensation you deserve. In order to maximise your chances of success, it’s imperative that you contact us as quickly as possible so that we can assess your case and inform you as to whether or not you might have grounds to claim clinical negligence.

We’ll be able to guide you through the process, ensuring that your stresses and worries are lifted and that you can finally seek justice for the way you have been treated, also ensuring that the chances of it happening to someone else in the future are also greatly diminished.

Eye Injury and Laser Eye Surgery Negligence Claims- don’t delay

Making a medical negligence claim can sometimes be a long and complex process. So, make sure you get the right legal advice from our specialist solicitors at the earliest opportunity.

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