Eyelid Surgery Negligence Compensation Claim Solicitors
Eyelid surgery, also referred to as blepharoplasty surgery, can be used to address a wide range of medical conditions. It can also be performed for aesthetic purposes, such as changing the appearance of the upper eye lids by lifting the skin.
Despite the fact that the majority of blepharoplasties are finished without any issues, mistakes can and do still occur.
Whether it has been performed for medical or cosmetic purposes, eyelid surgery patients deserve the highest level of care from the medical professionals involved in their treatment. So, if harm is caused as a result of avoidable mistakes or incorrect procedures, these mistakes can be considered negligent and the patient may be able to claim compensation.
Blepharoplasty surgery negligence occurs when a doctor fails to provide a reasonable standard of care during a blepharoplasty procedure. This can include any number of mistakes, such as using inappropriate techniques, failing to recognize potential complications, or not providing adequate follow-up care.
In some cases, the negligence may not even be related to the surgery itself.
For instance, if the doctor fails to properly explain the risks and benefits of the procedure or fails to obtain informed consent, this can also be considered negligence. It's important to remember that any time a doctor is performing a surgical procedure, they must take the necessary steps to ensure the safety and well-being of their patients. If they fail to do this, they may be held liable for any injuries or other harm that results.
If you believe that you have experienced blepharoplasty negligence, then you are not alone.
At SDS Solicitors, our expert team have decades of experience in handling cases of eyelid surgery negligence.
Seeking out the right legal counsel is essential to give you the best chance of making a successful claim.
Why choose SDS?
With over 20 years of medical negligence experience, we strive to help our clients from across England and Wales to achieve the best possible results.
Our law firm specialises in supporting victims of medical negligence, including eyelid surgery negligence, get the compensation you rightly deserve. In fact, at SDS Solicitors we have an entire portfolio of first-hand experience in making successful compensation claims for clients with similar cases.
If you believe that you, or someone close to you, are a victim of blepharoplasty negligence, then you could be entitled to monetary compensation.
To discover your next steps, take advantage of our expertise and get in touch with our experts by filling out the contact form or calling us on the number at the top of this page. Our specialists will get in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss your potential case.
Why is eyelid surgery necessary?
Surgery on the eyelids may be performed for medical or cosmetic purposes.
Your eyelids may be impacted by a wide range of conditions. The only way to maintain clear, undamaged vision is to make sure that these health conditions are addressed.
The most typical conditions affecting the eyelids include:
- Eyelid tumour
- Dermatochalasis (loose eyelid skin)
- Cysts and lumps
There are many more medical disorders which might have an impact on your eyelids and necessitate eyelid surgery. Some may have an impact on your vision while others are purely cosmetic.
Your blepharoplasty surgeon and the wider medical team have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of their patients. Due to the serious and lengthy physical and psychological harm that can arise from botched eyelid surgery, they must operate to a high standard of conduct.
As a result, hospitals and surgeons are accountable for controlling all potential risk factors that are deemed to be fairly preventable as well as informing their patients about any potentially unavoidable problems so that the patient can offer informed consent.
You may be able to make an eyelid surgery compensation claim if you believe that your clinic or surgeon did not uphold this duty of care.
While no amount of compensation can make up for the pain that eyelid surgery negligence can cause, with the right team of expert solicitors at your side, you could make a successful claim that gets you the financial compensation necessary for you to move forward.
If you wish to seek assistance and file a claim for eyelid surgery negligence, please call us at the number listed at the top of this page or fill out our contact form.
How does eyelid surgery negligence occur?
After a blepharoplasty, patients should anticipate some pain and discomfort that could linger for several weeks in the affected area, including puffiness or itchy and/or watery eyes.
Patients may, however, encounter one or more of the following issues, which could indicate insufficient handling of the procedure:
- Lagophthalmos, a condition where too much skin is removed and the eyelids become unable to close properly as they did before
- Having lopsided features, or having both eyes look noticeably different from one another
- Too little skin or tissue removed during surgery
- Ectropion, or droopiness of the lower lid
- Corneal damage
All types of eyelid surgery can take many weeks to heal completely. Stitches should be removed if you needed them during the first few weeks. During the healing process, redness and swelling of the eyelids are typical.
However, harm caused by your healthcare team not fulfilling their duty of care is considered negligent.
The trauma that results from eyelid surgery negligence should not be experienced by anyone. While we cannot fix it, at SDS Solicitors, our team of blepharoplasty negligence experts can aid in your fight for justice by helping to see if you have a claim and supporting you through the process of making one.
For more information, contact our experts through the number at the top of this page or through our contact form.
My vision has suffered after my eyelid surgery. Do I have a claim?
If the eyelids had previously been obstructing your vision, surgery may be able to improve this.
Unfortunately, eye injuries may arise after your eyelid surgery if any errors were made by the healthcare team responsible for your procedure. This can have a devastating impact on a patient's life.
In extreme and rare cases, this may even lead to long-term blindness.
Nobody should have to experience eyelid surgery negligence.
Fortunately, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation if you have difficulties with your vision after your blepharoplasty and if you believe the clinic or surgeon may be at fault.
In addition to enabling you to move forward, filing an eyelid surgery claim may be able to save someone else from suffering the same harm. After a traumatic occurrence, the compensation to which you may be entitled could give you peace of mind and assist you in paying for restorative surgery.
How do you determine whether you have a claim for eyelid surgery negligence?
In both medical and cosmetic surgery, the medical staff owes you, the patient, a duty of care. This responsibility does not just apply to the surgery itself. Your healthcare team should maintain the same high standard of care throughout your treatment process, including during, after and in the lead up to your eyelid surgery procedure.
No one should endure harm that could have been prevented if their blepharoplasty surgeon and medical team had acted appropriately and followed the correct procedure.
If you have suffered avoidable mental or physical harm, or have experienced a loss of earnings, as a result of eyelid surgery negligence, the next step is to seek legal counsel from a lawyer who has handled similar cases in the past.
This will put you in the best position to file a claim against negligent blepharoplasty. The right attorney will first determine if you have a viable claim, then guide you through the next steps and assist you throughout the process.
At SDS, we operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, so if you lose, you will not be charged. Please contact us immediately to determine if you or a loved one could be eligible to file a claim for eyelid surgery negligence.
If you believe you have been a victim of blepharoplasty surgery negligence, it is important to speak to a qualified medical negligence solicitor as soon as possible.
Established in Manchester in 1997, we are a leading specialist personal injury, accident and medical negligence law firm acting for victims of non-fault incidents, such as cosmetic surgery negligence.
Our Medical Negligence Solicitors, act regularly for clients across Greater Manchester including Ashton, Bury, Bolton, Radcliffe, Prestwich, Middleton, Failsworth, Rochdale, Oldham and Whitefield.
The team of Eyelid Injury Claims Solicitors at Sheldon Davidson Solicitors can support your needs wherever you live in Northern Ireland or England and Wales.
We specialise in no win no fee injury claims, which means if you don't win, you won't have to pay.
Call us for free now using the number at the top of the page or complete the online contact form and a member of our team will get back to you.
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors are a Lexcel accredited personal injury law firm. The Lexcel standard is only awarded by the Law Society to firms who meet the highest standards of practice management and customer service.
With Sheldon Davidson Solicitors in Whitefield, Manchester you can be confident that your Eyelid Surgery Compensation Claim is in safe hands.