Eye Injury Claims and Medical Negligence Eye Claims
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Medical Negligence Eye Claims
The medical negligence solicitors we work with on eye injury claims are specialists in this field.
They know that even partial or temporary loss of vision can have an enormous impact on a person’s quality of life. We offer your claim and case the commitment of a medical negligence solicitor for all medical negligence claims – including for eye injury. The Medical Negligence team of experts seek the compensation and special damages your claim deserves.
Eye conditions vary with eye injury claims
An eye’s structure is made up of several incredibly delicate parts, all of which rely on each other to function properly. So if you’ve suffered an eye injury even to one part of the eye, it can swiftly affect other parts of it. If not treated quickly or correctly, the damage can be permanent: even resulting in the loss of sight in one eye.
The eye works when light enters through the iris, pupil and cornea. It progresses to the lens which uses muscles to focus the light onto the retina. The retina is a photosensitive nerve that transmits light via electrical impulses to the optic nerve. In turn, that nerve carries these impulses to the brain so you know what you are seeing.
Even from this brief description, it is possible to appreciate how sensitive the eye is to damage.
What are Eye Injury Claims?
A medical practitioner can be guilty of negligence in two main ways. Either they cause an avoidable injury when they are careless in examining or treating a patient, or they are not thorough with their examination or referral, and miss, or misdiagnose, a condition which progressively becomes worse.
Examples of eye injury negligence can include:
- An optician not referring a patient for further examination. Particularly when they spot signs of infection or swelling in or behind the eye.
- Mistakes made during surgery.
- Prescribing incorrect medication.
- Delay in referring a patient for specialist assessment.
Recently, eye surgery victims have been given substantial rewards for their claims. That includes:
- Suffering damage while undergoing laser eye surgery or cosmetic eye surgery.
- Additionally, receiving no information about the procedure’s risks.
The claimant seeking compensation must prove the person providing the care was negligent. As a result, it’s hugely beneficial to work with a solicitor who knows medical negligence claims. Namely, just like the solicitors at The Medical Negligence Experts, who offer a No Win No Fee agreement to all clients.
How Can We Help With the Claims Process?
In summary, making a compensation claim for eye injury negligence can be a daunting process without the right lawyer. However, all it takes to start your claim is a simple enquiry. We’ll find out about your experience so we can advise whether or not you have grounds for a claim.
Not all eye injuries are the result of negligence. However, when they are, we can put you in contact with independent medical experts. In turn, they can help you uncover the evidence you need to prove your claim.
The time limit for filing a claim for medical negligence is either three years from the date of the treatment or three years from the time the damage became apparent if this didn’t occur until sometime after the injury. Medical negligence can take a long time to resolve so it is better to start them as early as possible.
Calculating what compensation your eye injury claims are worth
Making a sensible calculation of the amount of compensation for eye injuries claims vary from case to case. In short, there are many considerations to take into account.
- Firstly, the amount of sight loss and the impact this has on the client’s life
- For example, if they have to retrain as they can no longer work in their current career.
- It also looks at the level of pain and suffering caused by the injury
- Along similar lines, one’s financial loss is another key consideration. This can fall to the calculation of your potential future earnings, medical expenses, and the cost of any travel because of the surgery.
Losing your sight – arguably your most important sense – can be devastating. As a result, be sure to contact The Medical Negligence Experts to find out how we can help you.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today. For compensation for an eye injury, let us start you on the path to a brighter future.