Opthalmology clinical negligence claims

  • Medical errors related to opthalomology treatment can be broad ranging.
  • Links with established experts helps us secure excellent outcomes on your behalf.
  • Compensation payments can help you re-build your life.

What is ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine dedicated to the anatomy, function and diseases of the eye. If you suffer an eye infection or eye injury following a medical procedure, you may be able to make a compensation claim. Errors in ophthalmic treatment may result in an adverse outcome to include visual impairment, blindness and ongoing neuropathic pain.

Medical care for errors made in relation to ophthalmic treatment can arise in a wide range of areas. These include:

  • Substandard laser eye treatment for correction of long or short sightedness
  • Substandard cataract surgery
  • Management of metallic foreign body in eye
  • Delayed diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis led to total sight loss
  • Delay in diagnosis and treatment of Glaucoma
  • Failure to diagnose and treat retinopathy of prematurity, immediately following birth
  • Trauma to eyes and subsequent management
  • Delayed diagnosis of Corneal abrasions
  • Traumatic retinal detachment
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Total blindness resulting from severe brain injury caused at birth due to oxygen deprivation
  • Failure to refer to rheumatology for diagnosis and treatment of giant del arteritis

Every case is different depending on the facts. We have vast experience of dealing with various ophthalmology claims. We also have established links with the very best medico legal experts in the fields of ophthalmology and optometry who we can call upon to help with your claim.

Our aim is to help rebuild your life by obtaining interim payments of compensation to assist you with:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Re-education/training
  • Transport
  • Housing
  • Aids and equipment
  • Care support
  • Therapeutic services
  • Case management.

Some people who suffer from ophthalmic injuries require support for the rest of their lives. We have a wide range of contacts with organisations that can assist you and can work closely with you. These include:

  • Case managers who will assess and organise any support and care you may need;
  • Support workers who will visit you on a regular basis to provide you support and help;
  • Community rehabilitation such as occupational therapy.
  • Charities and support groups.

If you think you have suffered due to clinical negligence, you or your family should contact a solicitor as soon as possible. The sooner we can begin work on your claim the sooner we can begin to help you.

We can advise you on your benefit rights and also advise on dealing with debts which might arise due to you being off work. Our specialist community care team can also provide advice and support in relation to your ongoing entitlement to health and social care provision and support at home or in the community.

If you believe that you or someone you know has suffered as a result of clinical negligence please contact Anne Cassidy.

We have offices in Southampton, London, Lymington, Woking, Richmond and Guildford. We deal with clients throughout the country and we will visit you at your home, hospital or rehabilitation unit.


View our ‘Glaucoma’ factsheet.


View our ‘Diabetic retinopathy’ factsheet.


View our ‘Giant cell arteritis’ factsheet.


View our ‘Eye care: what to do when things go wrong’ factsheet.