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Ophthalmic surgery (eyes)

 

Duncan Lewis Clinical Negligence Solicitors – No win no fee Ophthalmic Surgery Claims

 

“I suffered worse eyesight after my laser surgery.”

 

Ophthalmic claims can involve laser procedures on eyes to correct sight – as well retina repair surgery, cataract surgery and surgery to excise a tumour of the eye.

 

There are also various cosmetic surgery treatments, which may cause permanent or temporary damage to the eye – including:

 

  • Anti-wrinkle fillers – injecting fillers round the eyes may cause damage to the eye or eyesight.
  • Blepharoplasty – an eye-lift procedure to the lower or upper lid, in which damage to the eye can occur.
  • Botulinum toxin type A (Botox ®) – used to correct blepharospasms (twitching eyelids), a squint, or strabismus (in which one eye points inwards or outwards.

The eye has six muscles, two of which are responsible for eye movement and work antagonistically with each other to make sure the eyes move in the same direction. The effects of Botox® are temporary – but if not injected incorrectly round the eye area, Botox® may cause the wrong muscles to freeze. Eyelids may droop – or the eyeball may feel “frozen” and difficult to move.

 

Negligent ophthalmic surgery or cosmetic surgery to the eye area can leave patients with impaired vision, which in some cases may be permanent – or even result in loss of sight in one eye, as may happen in negligent retina re-attachment surgery.

 

Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can advise patients who have undergone negligent ophthalmic surgery on how to make no win no fee claims for compensation, including claims relating to:

 

  • Botox® eye surgery
  • Cataract eye surgery
  • Corrective eye surgery (eg hyperopia, myopia, presbyopia)
  • Cosmetic eye surgery
  • Eye cancer surgery
  • Laser eye surgery (ie refractive lens surgery)
  • General eye surgery
  • Negligent eye surgery (eg wrong eye operated on).

 

Making an Ophthalmic Surgery Claim

 

Patients who have suffered injury during ophthalmic surgery can make a no win no fee claim for up to three years from the date of diagnosis of eye injury.

 

Children who have suffered injury as a result of negligent ophthalmic surgery can make a compensation claim up to the age of 21.

 

In cases where a patient has suffered catastrophic or life changing injuries as a result of ophthalmic surgery (eg loss of sight, loss of an eye) Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can advise on how to make a no win no fee Serious Injuries Claim.

 

Duncan Lewis Clinical Negligence Solicitors – No win no fee Ophthalmic Surgery Claims

 

Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors are one of the UK’s leading no win no fee law firms and can advise private and NHS eye surgery patients who have suffered injury as a result of negligent ophthalmic surgery on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim.

 

Because of the limitation period for making ophthalmic surgery claims, Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors advise patients to get in touch as soon as possible to discuss making a claim.

 

In cases where a patient has suffered serious or catastrophic injury – such as loss of an eye or loss of sight – the Duncan Lewis clinical negligence team can advise on rehabilitation and put patients in touch with agencies who can advise on adaptations to the home and claiming benefits.

 

Duncan Lewis can also advise the parents or guardian of a child who has suffered injury as a result of negligent ophthalmic surgery on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim before the child is 21 by acting as their Litigation Friend.

 

For expert legal advice on no win no fee Ophthalmic Surgery Claims, call Duncan Lewis Clinical Negligence Solicitors on 020 7923 4020.


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