Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine dedicated to the anatomy, function and diseases of the eye. If you suffer and eye infection or eye injury following a medical procedure, you may be able to make an ophthalmology compensation claim.
The highly experienced team of clinical negligence solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler can assist you in the event you wish to complain or seek compensation. For legal advice on making a clinical or medical negligence claim please contact Kay Kelly, Head of Clinical Negligence or one of her team on 0800 954 9936.
Making a Claim for Compensation
Ophthalmology negligence claims are infrequent in England, with less than 5% of patients experiencing unforeseen infections and eye injuries. However, when a case of clinical negligence does occur, the consequences for the patient can be severe.
In the past, the clinical negligence solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler have dealt with a number of ophthalmology negligence claims; the most common cases involve:
- Laser eye treatment for correction of long or short sightedness
- Cataract surgery; particularly concerning the pre-op consenting and counselling process
- Management of metallic FB (foreign body) in eye
- Delay in diagnosis and treatment of Glaucoma
- Trauma to eyes and subsequent management
- Corneal abrasions
- Traumatic retinal detachment
- Diabetic retinopathy
Whatever the nature of your eye injury or infection, if you suspect clinical negligence on the part of a surgeon, GP or nurse, contact a clinical negligence solicitor as soon as possible to discuss a potential claim for compensation.
Contact Lanyon Bowdler
If you have been affected by any ophthalmic problems and you think it may be due to medical negligence please contact Paula Nash, Head of Clinical Negligence or one of her team on 0800 954 9936 or complete our enquiry form, and arrange for a free consultation.