Ophthalmology compensation claims
Ophthalmology medical negligence claims
- We understand that loss of sight is a significantly life changing experience to have to go through and particularly so when it has resulted from an avoidable medical error.
- We have extensive experience helping people who have suffered vision loss as a result of medical negligence and will help you secure the best outcome in terms of compensation and tailored input from a range of professionals to help you rebuild your life.
- We also understand how important it is to our clients to ensure that lessons are learnt and we aim to support the NHS in improving care and safety and minimising the chances of similar ophthalmic medical negligence occurring again to someone else.
What is ophthalmology?
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine related to the anatomy, function and diseases of the eye. Mistakes made in ophthalmic treatment can lead to impaired or complete loss of vision in one or both eyes which can have a significant impact on everyday life and work. Mistakes are often the result of an eye condition being misdiagnosed or diagnosed late or a failure to provide timely appointments and appropriate investigations, all of which can lead to a delay in receiving the required treatment with potential vision loss.
What is ophthalmology negligence?
Ophthalmology negligence refers to the failure of an eye doctor to provide adequate care or treatment, resulting in harm or injury to the patient’s eyesight. This can include misdiagnosis, surgical errors, failure to detect or treat eye diseases, or prescribing incorrect medication.
What is a medical negligence eye claim?
A medical negligence eye claim is a legal action taken against a healthcare professional or institution for failing to provide adequate care or treatment for an eye-related condition, resulting in harm or injury to the patient’s eyesight.
Eye related medical negligence claims
Our specialist team have experience helping people claim who have suffered medical errors in relation to eye conditions such as:
- Giant Cell Arteritis
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Retinal detachment
- Cataract and Vitreo-Retinal surgery
- Laser treatment.
If your sight loss has resulted from a mistake, you may be able to claim compensation for medical negligence.
We understand bringing a claim when you are living with sight loss may be daunting, but we will be there to guide and support you every step of the way, so if you have concerns about your own treatment or that of a loved one, please do call us for a free, no obligation discussion for advice on how we may help you.
Help with rehabilitation after a claim
It is vital in any case that you can maximise your recovery and we will help you get the tailored professional support you need. Wherever possible we will help you obtain an interim compensation payment at an early stage to assist with care needs, but this will only be possible if the party responsible for your injury accepts blame.
In other cases, we can arrange an immediate needs assessment to get the ball rolling with your recovery. During the investigation stages, we will arrange various expert assessments to provide recommendations in relation to the following needs:
- Aids and equipment
- Care and / or companion support
- Domestic assistance
- Therapeutic services
- Case management
Ophthalmic negligence claims – supporting charities
Sight loss can be of varying degrees leading to different needs and levels of help and support. However you are affected, there are a number of dedicated and general charities that can provide further information and support for people living with sight loss.
We can also advise you on your benefit rights and on dealing with debts which might arise due to being off work.
Our team of medical negligence solicitors
How Moore Barlow can help
Our experienced medical negligence team includes lawyers dual-qualified as nurses and doctors with many years’ experience of working in the NHS and in bringing sight loss claims whether against hospitals, GP’s or other healthcare providers. We have a consistently strong track record and are regarded as leaders in the field.
Sight loss settlements are often substantial as the effects on individuals are usually quite extensive often leading to an inability to work and the need for extensive help with everyday living. With Moore Barlow you can be sure of receiving the support of experienced specialist medical negligence solicitors who will work with you to deliver the best results for you.
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Moore Barlow has a highly impressive track record in complex clinical negligence litigation. It advises clients from offices based in Guildford, Richmond, Southampton and Woking. The team regularly undertakes challenging cases, including cerebral palsy, neurological injuries and undiagnosed infections, and it has an especially strong reputation for fatal cases. The team also has deep expertise in cauda equina, encephalitis and assistance on ophthalmic cases. It represents clients in surgical negligence cases and delay in diagnosis claims.
Chambers & Partners
Moore Barlow have the willingness to take on difficult cases and pursue them with great skill, in particular, by the allocation of the best-suited lawyers to the challenging claims.
Their approach has always been calm, understanding and empathetic towards our needs and, more importantly, driven to get the best outcome possible for our case.
Chambers & Partners
They were very sympathetic to my situation, always considerate, extremely thorough and determined to help me to reach a satisfactory resolution, which they did in spite of very strong opposition from the defendants. They involved me fully throughout the process and kept me very well informed at every stage.
Chambers and Partners
Our initial conversation with the firm was handled with the utmost care and respect. Throughout the process the team were very supportive and communicative, taking extra care to better explain processes and paperwork.
Moore Barlow’s excellent clinical negligence team is skilled in handling the most complex catastrophic personal injury and medical negligence matters.
The people I’ve had working for me have been excellent. I feel valued as a client and I’m confident they’re taking the best care of myself and my case as is possible.