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.
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.
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.
Contact our medical negligence solicitors
Our expert team are based across our offices in Southampton, London, Woking, Richmond, Lymington and Guildford, and we operate nationally.
Contact us today on how we can help with your ophthalmic negligence claim.
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
Further expert advice from Moore Barlow
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.
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