In short - yes. This is a common question in personal injury or clinical negligence claims and has recently come before the High Court in judicial review proceedings.
It is often the case that people will develop complications with their eyes due to natural ageing or due to a specific incident that requires medical intervention.
We have represented clients who have suffered a variety of eye problems and injuries as a result of a healthcare professional’s error or mistake. The types of cases that we have dealt with include diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, delay in diagnosis of various eye conditions (such as glaucoma), incorrect management of a foreign body in the eye, incorrect cataract and laser eye surgery, as well as corneal abrasions.
When an injury occurs to the eye, the consequences for the client can be devastating and even can cause blindness, which will then result in an extensive care and rehabilitation package being required.
Ophthalmology is a lesser-known area for medical negligence claims, and often clients do not feel like they can get compensation. This is where we can help you using our expertise to get the compensation needed to live your life as fully as possible.
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If we can help, we will talk to you about the best way forward for you, including funding options open to you. We are also happy to talk to you on a no-obligation basis if you already have a solicitor but would like a second opinion or you are unhappy.
If it helps, we can meet you at home or a neutral venue regardless of where you live. If you choose to instruct us, you will be represented by a solicitor who will be your contact from day one, right the way through to the conclusion, keeping you updated throughout.
Medical or clinical negligence can be a difficult thing to move on from, especially when it’s not your fault and it's life-changing. You can rest assured you'd be in the best possible hands - read about the support we've provided to other clients in their time of need here. Find out here what happens in a typical negligence compensation case. Whatever your case, please contact us and we will work with you to help you get the justice you deserve.
Everyone at Anthony Collins Solicitors has done an absolutely excellent job and I would have no doubt in either using or recommending your firm in the future. Thank you for all your help!Anonymous.
Head of the claimant clinical negligence and personal injury department.
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