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Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence eye claims aren't simple. That's why we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors. It's no obligation: we can quickly determine how strong your case is.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, compensation amounts for eye injury out can differ.
In short, various factors determine the final figure of your claim. Such as level of negligence, potential earnings lost, future losses and more. Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making eye injury claims, you have to know what to expect and when.
That’s why we offer a transparent process. Your solicitor gathers all the evidence and notifies the negligent party of your claim against them. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you'll be up to date every step of the way.
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 personal injury solicitor for all personal injury 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 is 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 y0ur 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.
Understanding Amputation Negligence
In short, medical negligence can lead to life-changing conditions, including the loss of a limb or vision. You don’t anticipate that entrusting your health to the medical profession’s expertise can lead to amputation or eye damage. Yet this devastating outcome is all too real for Medical Negligence Experts clients who seek help claiming compensation.
What is Amputation Negligence?
Losing part of your body due to negligent care is something no patient should ever have to suffer. Eye injury medical negligence implies this situation was avoidable. Therefore, causation of any eye injury claims falls on failing(s) of the staff in providing your diagnosis and care.
The fact is, limb/vision loss from clinical negligence makes up a small proportion of the medical negligence claims annually. We could care less: because it’s of little comfort to someone who’s suffering as a result of it.
Amputation affects every aspect of a person’s life. They and their family have to cope with the stress of lengthy physical and mental rehabilitation. Having to adapt their lives to cope with their physical limitations. For some patients, this can also mean having to give up their career and retrain in a new field.
What is the difference between misdiagnosis and mistreatment?
There are two main medical reasons behind the majority of amputations due to medical negligence: misdiagnosis and mistreatment.
Misdiagnosis (or delayed diagnosis) can include instances such as an undetected infection. That can cause sepsis and loss of blood supply. Another form of misdiagnosis are cancerous cells that the initial tests did not turn up.
In comparison to misdiagnosis, examples of mistreatment can include:
- For one thing, surgical errors are an example of mistreatment.
- Alternatively, inadequate post-surgical care.
- Also, conservative treatment of an infection when a patient should be referred for specialist care.
All of these are real examples of cases in the UK where people have sought – and obtained – financial compensation for amputation negligence.
Types of amputation can range from a digit amputation where an entire finger or toe, or the tip of one, is removed, to a pelvic or shoulder disarticulation where the whole leg or arm is removed together with part of the pelvis and shoulder.
Amputation Compensation Claims
NHS figures show that between 5,000 and 6,000 amputations are carried out in the UK each year. The majority of these are related to progressive conditions such as diabetes, but some stem from medical negligence.
The Medical Negligence Experts understand that while your situation may appear similar to another person’s on paper, every patient is unique in the way their lives are affected by their amputation, in the nature of their rehabilitation, in their support network, and in how they approach their changed situation.
How Can We Help?
Our amputation claims solicitors strive to obtain compensation. You, in turn, can use that money in a variety of ways to help you move forward with your life. This can include:
- Privately funding rehabilitation.
- It can also replace any loss of earnings.
- Also, it can fund very necessary adaptations to your home.
- Funding a move to somewhere that suits to your needs are also a possibility.
- Specialist sporting prosthetic limbs, mobility aids, and adaptive vehicles.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today. For compensation for an eye injury, let us start you on the path to a brighter future.
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We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
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We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.