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Opthalmic Negligence Claims

Whilst corrective eye surgery is usually of great benefit to patients, poor outcomes can have devastating consequences.  Ophthalmic surgery requires contact with the delicate structures of the eye and technical errors can cause serious injuries to the patient.  Cataract surgery is reported to be the most common elective surgical procedure performed in the UK. Retinal surgery, Lasik surgery and reconstructive surgery are other ophthalmic procedures which may be required to treat particular medical conditions.  Adverse outcomes to such ophthalmic surgery can include corneal scarring, blurred/double vision, increased eye fluid pressure, infection, chronic pain and loss of sight/blindness.

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If you had a poor outcome from an eye surgical procedure*, it is important to seek advice in relation to the particular type of surgery which you have undergone in order to ascertain whether there may be grounds to bring a legal claim with respect to the complications you have experienced.

If your symptoms or injuries are attributable to the adequacy of the care which you received in relation to your eye surgery, a legal claim may be able to be brought on your behalf in order to fund remedial surgery to address your current condition and to obtain compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of amenities which you have experienced as a consequence of such medical treatment and to adequately compensate you for the future impact which your injuries will have upon you.d remedial surgery which may be required as well as compensating you for the pain, suffering and loss of amenities which has been associated with any negligent performance of your initial surgery.

Our Legal Expertise

Ivor Fitzpatrick & Company Solicitors have an experienced and expert team of medical negligence lawyers.

Our team is headed by Susan Stapleton and David Harris who have each practiced in medical negligence and healthcare law for over 25 years.

Our Experience

Our lawyers have considerable experience in representing clients who have experienced complications from surgical procedures including from ophthalmic surgery.  We will be in a position to provide you with detailed advice regarding the prospects of successfully bringing a legal claim following a full assessment of the circumstances of your particular injury/compensation; to secure the expert evidence which will be necessary in order to fully investigate and establish your legal claim and to guide you through the legal processes which are involved in bringing a negligence claim of this nature. 

Our experienced solicitors can evaluate the circumstances of your case to see if there is a justification to make a claim. These include cases such as;

  • Failed LASIK or LASEK laser eye treatment
  • Consent and Councelling around Cataract Surgery
  • Management of a foreign body within the eyeball or socket
  • Delay in the diagnosis and/or treatment of Glaucoma or eye infections
  • Trauma to the eyes including retinal detachment
  • Abrasions to the cornea
  • Unrelated surgery or treatment causing eye damage or blindness
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