Ophthalmic medical procedures and clinical negligence claims

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. 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.

In situations where you require an ophthalmologist, it can be a very worrying and frightening time. 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. When you rely on your GP, optician or ophthalmologist, you do so with complete faith, depending on their diagnosis and treatment in order to preserve or improve your eyesight. When things go wrong with any sort of ophthalmic treatment, it can be particularly devastating and cause immense physical and psychological pain.

Common types of ophthalmic medical negligence

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

  • cataracts
  • retinal tears and detachment
  • glaucoma
  • 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.

If you’ve had failed cataract surgery, laser eye treatment gone wrong or have had glaucoma or cataracts misdiagnosed, you may well be entitled to claim financial compensation. If it is decided that one person’s actions — or those of a number of people — has led to you either losing your eyesight, not having preventative treatment in time or has caused you injury or distress, it is likely that your case will be heard. 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.

Your ophthalmic medical negligence claim – don’t delay

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.

No Win No Fee Available

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 – we run claims for medical negligence using no win no fee agreements.

Thinking of a medical negligence claim for ophthalmic procedures? Call us now

If you have suffered from an error in a ophthalmic medical procedure, contact us now – for FREE initial telephone advice and a FREE first appointment from our accredited medical negligence experts;

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