8.5 | 117 Reviews
Call us
0151 550 5228
Track Your Claim

Retinal Detachment Claims

We expect the highest standards of care when having any treatment involving our eyes. Unfortunately, these expectations are not always met.

A photo of Mrs Swaffield

I am very happy and satisfied with the settlement you achieved for me and the service was excellent and thank you very much

Mrs E.Swaffield

Claiming for retinal detachment

It’s common knowledge that our eyes are delicate and sensitive. And the retina is quite possibly the most delicate and sensitive – not to mention important – part of all. The retina is a thin sheet of tissue that runs along the inside of the eye. It builds a picture from the light that enters the eye, which is sent to the brain via the optic nerve. The brain then interprets this picture and creates the images that we see.

Clearly, a healthy retina is vital for clear vision, which is what makes retinal detachment such a distressing experience. It occurs when the retina is weakened or damaged. Fluid gradually builds up underneath the retina, causing it to come away from the eye. A detached retina is incapable of forming a clear picture, so vision is impaired and images will seem blurry or dull. Typical symptoms also include seeing shadows, flashes of light or dark spots.

Eye damage is irreversible once it occurs, and the more promptly retinal detachment is diagnosed, the less damage is suffered. Providing that the diagnosis happens quickly enough, the condition can be rectified with laser eye surgery or cryotherapy. In cases of delayed diagnosis however, more complex, riskier measures such as surgery are often necessary. If a patient experiences a significant loss of vision as a result of a delayed diagnosis, or experiences further injury while undergoing treatment, then they are unfortunately a victim of medical negligence.

If you have suffered a detached retina and have experienced negligent medical care during diagnosis or treatment, you may have a claim. With a wealth of specialist knowledge about medical negligence cases, we can provide advice, support and guidance throughout the claiming process. There are no upfront fees or payments, so talk to Your Legal Friend today for more information.

Read less

Watch some helpful related videos

Our expert team will call you...

Our medical negligence team has years of experience working on a wide variety of medical malpractice cases so we understand just how difficult a decision it can be to bring a medical negligence case.

Medical Negligence Team.jpg

That’s why we are committed to guiding you through every step of the process. We ensure that your claim is handled carefully and professionally by our specialist solicitors, while working alongside medical experts, to guarantee the best results for you.

Our medical negligence team is headed by Laura Morgan who has a wealth of experience in leading complicated, high value medical negligence cases.

Laura is recognised within the legal profession as a leader in the field of medical negligence and serious injury compensation.  Laura has acted in a wide range of cases over her 17 years of practice and has particular expertise in acting for children who have suffered brain injury due to mismanaged birth or surgical errors, and in managing claims that have resulted in the death of a loved one. Laura has achieved a number of large settlements including £5.4 million for a 7 year old and £4 million for an 11 year old child.

Laura’s expertise and dedication to her clients is recognised in the Chambers guide to the Legal Profession in which she was praised for the efficiency of her approach to case handling and described as “tenacious and detail-oriented”.

Laura has been a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel since 2005 and accredited as a Senior Litigator in the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) since 2006.  Laura is also a member of the specialist lawyers panel for Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the UK’s leading charity committed to patient safety and justice.

Talk to us today

For an informal, confidential chat with one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors, call us now on 0808 115 9269(calls free from landlines and mobiles). Or just complete the 'Start a new claim’ option on the right and we'll call you straight back.

Read less

Request a callback that suits you

When would you like us to call?

The effects of medical negligence can be devastating for the individual and their families, so securing appropriate compensation for them as quickly as possible is our top priority.

Laura Morgan

Director of Medical Negligence

What our customers say

Mrs. Vora's portrait

“I found the staff to be friendly, helpful, courteous and they kept me well informed on a regular basis”

Mrs. Vora,

A photo of Mr Dowse

“They acted in a sympathetic and professional manner and resolved my case very efficiently”

Mr Dowse

  For a confidential chat, call one of our experts today 0151 550 5228

10 simple steps to claim

Obtaining your medical records
Providing your statement of what happened
Minimising your loss
Establishing that a breach of duty occurred
Estabilishing the effect of the breach of duty
Preparing your case for CourtCalculating the value of your claim
Proving your loss
Calculating the value of your claimPreparing your case for Court
Attending the trial in Court
Awarding your compensation claim