We all know how important our sight is. Every year, thousands of people undergo some form of treatment or surgery, from laser eye to glaucoma and cataract, performed by the NHS or private practices. While the vast majority of these procedures are performed successfully and have a positive impact on patient’s lives, there are times when things go wrong.
If you have had a treatment performed on your eyes and it has gone wrong, you may be able to make a claim for compensation if the outcome was due to medical negligence.
Types of Medical Negligence Involving Eyes
One of the most common instances of negligence we see at Forster Dean is misdiagnosis. Glaucoma can often be misdiagnosed, for example, which means treatment is applied that can cause problems in the long term.
There are a wide range of different eye problems that need some form of treatment. These include:
- Tear ducts that get blocked.
- Re-attaching retinas.
- Cataract or corneal surgery.
Some other eye procedures are readily available through private services. These include laser eye surgery which is becoming increasingly popular nowadays. You could also be considered to have experienced negligence if you are given the wrong prescription for glasses and contact lenses.
Why Choose Forster Dean for Eye Claims?
Unfortunately, eye problems have a huge impact on everyday life, often determining whether you are able to work or not. A mismanaged procedure can suddenly leave you with reduced sight and that will obviously have knock-on effects for both your physical and mental health.
Once you contact Forster Dean, you will have a legal team on your side who understand what you are going through. Our aim is not only to help you secure the compensation you are due but also to support you through recovery.
Of course, if you have an eye injury or problem caused by medical negligence, it can be daunting taking on a professional like a doctor, the NHS or even a private practice. Our experts will be able to gather all the evidence and make a clear assessment on whether there is a case to be answered.
We operate a no win no fee service which essentially means you don’t have to worry about finding the finances to take out any legal action. We handle your case and simply take a percentage of the settlement if we are successful. If the case is not settled in your favour, you don’t have to pay a thing.
Compensation awarded is there to help with a number of things. If you have suffered loss of earnings or are no longer able to do the same job, compensation can help cover this. You may require specialist treatment or you might have to make adjustments to your home to make daily living easier. Compensation will also take into account the amount of suffering you have had to endure, the impact on your life and the chances of making a full recovery.
If you are looking for a team of solicitors to support you through a medical negligence eye claim, contact the experienced team at Forster Dean today.