Eye Injury Compensation Claims (Medical Negligence)

Common Medical Negligence Eye Claims
BSC, LLB (Hons) & LPC Sophia Azam
Legally reviewed by: BSC, LLB (Hons) & LPC Sophia Azam In: Medical Negligence

Can I get Compensation for my Medical Negligence Eye Claim?

Has a medical procedure gone wrong, causing damage to your eye or eyes? If so, our solicitors can help you claim the compensation you deserve for the medical negligence you suffered.

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If you have been affected by medical negligence, which caused injury to your eye and eyesight, it is important you know what legal options you have. You can claim compensation up to 3 years following the error leading to your eye injury. Compensation will help you cover any financial costs you endured and any time you would have needed off work due to your injury. by claiming compensation, you can get your life back to normal.

At AWH Solicitors, we understand the strain that an injury can have on your life. We offer all our medical negligence services on a no win, no fee basis and will be here for you throughout the claim process.

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Medical Negligence Eye Claims

Common Medical Negligence Eye Claims

Whilst the vast majority of eye operations and procedures go well, mistakes that can lead to further injury do happen.

Some of the most common medical negligence eye claims are made as a result of:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of an eye condition
  • Blocked tear duct procedures
  • Glaucoma treatments
  • Eye transplants
  • Retina re-attachment
  • Glaucoma treatments
  • Laser eye surgery that has gone wrong
  • Incorrect prescriptions for glasses, contact lenses, eye drops and medication, as this can worsen eyesight
  • Surgery on the eye muscles
  • Cataract, corneal or vitreo-retinal surgery

We understand that any type of injury to your eye can potentially have a very serious and lasting impact on your life. If you are suffering from an eye injury as a result of medical negligence or a surgery gone wrong, we can help you claim compensation.

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Can I make a Claim?

To make a medical negligence claim for an injury or illness relating to your eyes, you will need to be able to provide certain evidence and also make sure that you lodge your claim quickly enough after the issue has occurred.

The time limit on entering into the claims process is within three years of the accident, and you must be able to prove that your injuries or illness are directly due to a medical professional’s failings.

If you need help with constructing your case or compiling evidence, our medical negligence solicitors can help you with all elements of the process.

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How Long will the Claim Process Take?

As the claims process will vary from case to case, it is difficult to put an exact time scale on how long your own personal situation will take.

The first stage of the process will be to prove liability. This will mean proving who was responsible for your injury or illness. In this case, it will most likely be a medical professional or a medical institution that will be found to be liable. If liability is disputed, then this can extend the claims process, but having an experienced negligence solicitor can help you navigate this stage.

The second stage is providing the medical evidence for exactly how the medical negligence has affected you. This includes medical documentation, but also proof of how it might have stopped you being able to work and get on with your day to day life.

If your eye injury or illness is more severe, the claims process has potential to take longer as you will need to undergo more medical examinations.

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If your life has been changed by incorrect treatment for your sight, we can help you get the compensation that you deserve.

Contact us today to discuss your medical negligence eye claim.

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