Specialists in ophthalmic negligence nationwide
If you are looking for solicitors who are experienced in dealing with ophthalmic negligence cases then contact our free helpline for guidance. Phone 0800 975 8091 or send us an email.
Failure to identify and treat eye symptoms can lead to visual impairment or even total sight loss. Common problems can include cataracts, glaucoma (high pressure in the eyeball) and squint.
Cataracts can be particularly damaging in the early years. The visual system develops gradually with the brain “learning” to interpret the information given to it by the eyes. If that flow of information is restricted for long enough, the eye can effectively “shut down”, even though it is perfectly healthy in itself. Once this has happened, little can be done to restore its function.
Regular eye checks are particularly important for young children and any abnormalities should be carefully investigated and followed up with appropriate treatment.
What is ophthalmic negligence?
Ophthalmic negligence arises when the standard of healthcare in relation to the eyes and eyesight of a patient falls below a reasonably acceptable standard, resulting in harm being suffered by the patient.
Types of ophthalmic negligence claims
Ophthalmic negligence claims include a wide variety of conditions affecting the eyes, including:
- laser eye surgery;
- failure to diagnose sight issues in children and adults;
- retinal detachment and retinal tears;
- glaucoma and macular degeneration; and
- misdiagnosis of malignancy.
Specialist medical negligence lawyers
Our team of medical negligence lawyers are highly experienced and are recommended by the influential guide to the legal profession, The Legal 500.
We have access to a network of medical practitioners nationwide who are able to provide expert opinion on a range of technical issues affecting ophthalmic negligence claims.
Funding your claim
We are able to work on a no win, no fee basis, which means that you do not need to let worries about paying legal fees put you off seeking justice.
We also provide a free case assessment service.
Contact us to begin your claim
If you feel you have been the victim of negligent ophthalmic treatment, contact us today for a free case assessment on 0800 975 8091 or send us an email.