Negligent Eye SurgeryDecember 19, 2017
The importance of our sight cannot be overstated. It is often the case that things happen which require us, whether voluntarily or not, to undergo eye surgery and, unfortunately, things can go wrong. When that happens it can lead to devastating consequences for the patient and their families.
In such situations you may be entitled to bring a claim for compensation.
Many successful claims have been brought in instances where negligence occurred during elective eye surgery. In one such case a lady underwent laser eye surgery during which the expected standard of care was not met and due to negligence on the part of the surgical team, she developed a worsening of her dry eye condition which meant that she was unable to work and developed a psychological disorder. She received compensation of £20,000.00 for the pain and suffering that she experienced.
In another case a man underwent lens implant surgery and during the surgery, the surgeon mistakenly inserted the wrong lens into the patient’s eye. As a result the patient had to undergo a further surgery to correct the mistake and suffered an additional period of pain and suffering, as well as impaired vision for several months. The patient was compensated for the additional pain that he experienced.
Surgery to the eyes can go wrong at any time and cause devastating and lifelong injuries. Examples of the types of surgery that can lead to negligence include cataract surgery, glaucoma treatments, retina re-attachment as well as in cases where a condition has been misdiagnosed or there has been a delay in diagnosis which has led to surgery being required where otherwise it would not have been. Claims such as the above can all lead to financial compensation for the men and women who are victims of medical negligence.
If you have experienced negligence during your eye surgery, it may be possible to make a claim. Here at Metcalfes we have an experienced team who specialise in cases involving negligent eye surgery and we can help guide you through the claims process in a sympathetic and understanding manner.
Please contact us on 0117 239 8012. Alternatively, you can email us by using our online contact form and we will be happy to discuss your potential claim with you.
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