Medical Negligence

Eye Conditions & Surgery

iStock_000064995635_SmallMedical Negligence in the management of eye conditions can have particularly devastating results as it can cause loss of vision and blindness. Our expert clinical negligence solicitors at Chadwick Lawrence specialise in all types of medical negligence including claims arising out of negligence in the management of eye conditions and ophthalmic surgery. These claims can involve:

  • Delays in referring patients to an Ophthalmic Surgeon
  • Negligent pre-operative assessment or advice prior to eye surgery, including cataract surgery
  • Negligence in the performance of cataract surgery
  • Negligence in performance of laser eye surgery, such as the laser straying into the wrong area of the eye
  • Delay or failure to recognise the symptoms of glaucoma, which could lead to permanent blindness
  • Diabetic retinopathy arising out of diabetes. Failure to treat with photocoagulation or misuse of photocoagulation
  • Delay in diagnosis and treatment of tears in the retina or retinal detachment
  • Delay in diagnosis of macular degeneration
  • Delay or failure to diagnose eye cancer
  • Negligent handling of a foreign body in the eye
  • Failure to offer or provide a suitable treatment option
  • Inappropriate treatment of an eye condition
  • Delay or failure to diagnose and treat childhood eye conditions
  • Delay in diagnosing and treating eye infections

If you believe that you or a family member may have sustained either an eye injury or another type of injury as a result of medical negligence, please contact our expert no win no fee medical negligence lawyers.

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