Laser Eye Surgery Compensation
Eye surgery (or ”ophthalmic surgery”) may be a procedure that you need to have, such as cataract repair, or it may be something you have chosen to have, such as laser eye surgery or eyelid lifting.
Either way, sometimes mistakes are made, with devastating consequences. The most common eye surgery claims are for laser eye surgery (such as Lasik, Laskek, PRK and laser corneal re-shaping) which is used to correct long or short sightedness.
It can result in an improvement in vision but if performed incorrectly can lead to dryness of eyes, night vision problems and permanent eye damage.
Cataract surgery is performed to remove a cloudy natural lens which has formed in your eye and replace it with an artificial one. It can be a successful procedure, leading to an improvement in your eyesight but, when a mistake is made, it can lead to deterioration or even the complete loss of sight. You may also have surgery for retinal detachment. When your retina detaches it needs to be treated very quickly, or it can lead to blindness. Mistakes are made when there is a failure to diagnose this condition, or the reattachment surgery is performed negligently, leading to long-term problems.
Diabetic retinopathy can lead to permanent vision loss or complete blindness if not diagnosed and treated in time.
For further information please see Frequently Asked Questions about Clinical Negligence Claims. We do not charge for dealing with initial enquiries even if we do not take the claim on. This way you can be safe in the knowledge that you can receive expert legal advice about your complaint without committing to any obligations regarding fees. If we consider that you have a claim which is likely to be successful then we can offer you a “no win no fee” agreement.
If you would like to discuss a potential ophthalmic claim please contact us on 01273 249200 for a free, no obligation discussion. We are happy to visit clients at home or in hospital if necessary.
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