Ophthalmology deals with any illness or injury occurring in or around the eye, and as such any mistake made by a medical professional in this area can have catastrophic consequences.
If you have suffered total or partial sight loss as a result of ophthalmic negligence, Sheldon Davidson Solicitors could help you secure the compensation you need.
Common ophthalmic negligence cases
Conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma are among the most common sources of ophthalmology negligence claims, from delays in diagnosis through to mistakes made during corrective surgical procedures.
If an ophthalmologist does not diagnose these conditions at the earliest opportunity, the patient’s condition can deteriorate to the point where it becomes difficult or impossible to salvage their sight.
Any operation on the eye itself naturally requires great care, and if it can be proven that a mistake resulted in the impairment of your vision, our team will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the appropriate level of compensation.
Laser eye surgery is becoming an increasingly available option, with patients putting their trust in surgeons to improve their sight. If the procedure goes wrong, or if the patient was not correctly informed of the risks before proceeding, it is often possible to make a successful clinical negligence claim.
Making a claim with Sheldon Davidson Solicitors
The severity of your injury will greatly influence how much compensation you receive. For example, your vision may be partially impaired, temporarily damaged or ophthalmic negligence may have left you completely blind.
Due to the nature of eye injuries, victims are often left unable to work, either in the short term or permanently. This is something that will be factored into any compensation amount you receive.
To find out if you could be eligible to make a claim for ophthalmology negligence, talk to the team at Sheldon Davidson Solicitors today.