Our sight is precious, so we naturally expect the highest standards of care when going through any form of medical treatment involving our eyes. Unfortunately, these expectations are not always met. Substandard or ’suboptimal’ eye surgery is a common consequence of medical negligence, as is misdiagnosis or delayed treatment of serious eye conditions such as glaucoma and retinopathy of prematurity.
If the outcome of your eye surgery was not what you expected and you now have impaired vision, or pain, this may have arisen as a result of poor treatment. Either because you were not properly assessed for your surgery, or because surgery was not performed to an acceptable standard.
Whilst some patients have eye conditions which require treatment many people now choose to have surgery to improve their vision. The use of a laser for vision correction began to be more widely available in the UK from the mid-1990s onwards and has become a popular method to treat conditions, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) or blurring (astigmatism).
If you have suffered an eye-related injury as a result of medical negligence, it’s time to talk to Your Legal Friend. We have years of experience working on medical negligence cases, many of which have involved eye treatment claims. From a legal point of view, we know how complicated these cases can be. More importantly, we understand that they can leave the victim feeling incredibly vulnerable, even embarrassed. The psychological and emotional effects of medical negligence are often just as damaging as the physical impact. That’s why we are committed to guiding you through every step of the process. We will ensure that your claim is handled carefully and professionally by specialist solicitors, while working alongside medical experts in the eye treatment field, to guarantee the best results for you.
We strongly believe in the value of meeting our clients face-to-face, so that we can make sure all of your individual needs are being met. Because of the personal nature of medical negligence cases, we are happy to visit clients at home if appropriate. That way, you can discuss your claim in the privacy and safety of familiar surroundings, with the support of friends and family. Your Legal Friend will do whatever it takes to make the process of claiming as easy as possible. With no upfront fees or payments necessary, get in touch today to find out more.