Ophthalmic Claims including Laser Eye Treatment
These types of claims relate to treatment on your eyes. It could be bleb needling or cataract surgery to name a few. Perhaps one of the most common ophthalmic procedures is Laser Eye surgery.
Deciding to undergo Laser Eye Surgery is one of the biggest medical decisions many people will make. Naturally, our eyes are extremely sensitive and any kind of surgery or procedure on them can naturally cause some anxiety. The risks of anything going wrong during Laser Eye Surgery are low. However, sometimes things don’t go to plan. It is important to remember that not all complications are caused by negligence. However, if the doctor has breached their duty of care and the injury sustained is over and above that which you would have suffered in any event, you may be eligible for compensation.
It could be that the surgeon completing your procedure is using outdated equipment that may have not been serviced for a number of years, or perhaps it has not been cleaned or maintained as it should. It could also be that the surgeon may be inexperienced in doing the procedure and not be able to complete it properly. It could be that some equipment is not available during the procedure which can then have an adverse impact on the result of your Laser Eye Surgery. Any of these issues can cause you temporary or permanent damage to your eyes or mild, severe or complete loss of sight, and each issue may be classed as medical negligence on behalf of the hospital, clinic and/or surgeon who were responsible for your Laser Eye Surgery.
It may not be your priority to think of making a claim if you have been a victim of medical negligence in your Laser Eye Surgery – you will probably still be in discomfort, pain, and you will likely need to undergo further medical treatment as a result of the surgery. However, it is worth thinking of the impact that the medical negligence has had on you and your family as time goes on.
The expert teams at T G Baynes adopt a sensitive approach to ensure that all the facts about the medical negligence you have experienced are uncovered. We are experienced in helping victims of medical negligence to understand what went wrong during their Laser Eye Surgery and what they may be entitled to claim as compensation as a result.
We know that starting a legal process can seem daunting, and we will always listen to you and expertly guide you through the legal process from start to finish, providing you with the full facts of your case and be on hand to provide the legal support you may need at this time.
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