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Some of us only ever encounter an eye specialist when having our vision tested or when choosing our next set of glasses. But many people see ophthalmologists for more serious treatment, such as after being injured in a road collision or other accident, or to discuss laser surgery to remove cataracts or improve their vision.
In each instance, the eye specialist is subject to the same duty of care as any other medical practitioner, and a patient has the right to expect a certain level of treatment. Fentons Solicitors has many years’ experience in handling medical negligence compensation claims relating to the care and treatment of the eyes.
Our team of medico-legal specialists has acted on behalf of many victims affected by medical negligence relating to their eyes and eye surgery. Examples of some of the medical eye claims cases we have successfully pursued include:
- Failure to identify eye injury (such as detached retina) following an accident
- Failure to diagnose or adequately treat glaucoma or cataracts
- Temporary or permanent blindness, affecting one or both eyes, caused by laser surgery
- Surgery causing damage to a previously healthy eye
- Damage to the eye or tear ducts during treatment
Over the last few years, corrective ophthalmic laser surgery has become increasingly available, affordable, and popular, with many people enjoying problem-free surgery and after care. But some find that the problems they hoped to rectify with surgery are in fact made worse by negligent treatment. The surgeons, nurses and support staff responsible for your treatment are subject to the same stringent standards as in other fields of medicine, and if your level of care falls below that expected you could make a claim for compensation.
Our team of medical negligence solicitors will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of your case, seeking to prove that the level of care and treatment you received fell below what was expected or acceptable.
Because there are strict limits for bringing medical negligence claims for compensation, we would always advise you to contact us as soon as possible and not to delay as this could prevent you from claiming.
Our friendly, sympathetic medical negligence lawyers are on hand to listen to your story and offer you the best practical advice on what options are open to you, and whether you have a strong legal case. They will work with you to compile the necessary evidence to prove that there was a failure in the care that you or your loved one received, securing and maximising your compensation.
How can Fentons help?
If you think you have a case for compensation, or require further assistance with an eye claim or any other medical negligence claims, why not call our freephone helpline on 0800 019 1297, alternatively fill in the brief medical claim form.
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