Can I get compensation for my medical negligence eye claim?
Common medical negligence eye claims can include a number of different injuries to your vision or eye socket.
If you have been affected by an injury to your eye, it is important to claim compensation as soon as possible, so that you can work on your recovery and get back to leading a full life. At AWH Solicitors, we understand the strain that an injury can have on your life and want to be able to support you fully through the legal process.
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Common medical negligence eye claims
Whilst the vast majority of eye operations and procedures go well, medical negligence can sometimes lead to careless mistakes. Some of the most common medical negligence eye claims include:
- 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
Any of these situations can potentially have a very serious impact on your life, so the right compensation can help you get the correct medical care for exactly what you might need to correct your sight. Contact our solicitors for a chat about the next steps.
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.
How long will my 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.
If your life has been changed by incorrect treatment for your sight, we can help you get the compensation that you rightly deserve. We are passionate about making sure that all our clients are supported throughout their claim process.
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