The Issue with Opthalmic Negligence and a Vision Blindness Claim..
The complexity of the structure of the eye, its fragility and delicacy of its tissue means that potential injury as a result of negligent surgery or negligent treatments is an ever present danger. A Vision Blindness Claim for either complete or partial loss of vision is still frankly and thankfully rare. Consultant Opthalmic Experts tend to be highly conscious of the potential for adverse outcomes. This of course, doesn’t mean that negligence doesn’t happen, it means that it is rare.
When Negligence Occours, it is rarely a simple outcome.
Here, (above depending on what device you are viewing this on) we have listed some of the most frequently recurring eye problems, not all of these are related to the issues of surgery or a vision blindness claim. For most people, the fear of eye injury or even loss of sight is about the worst possible nightmare. If you have suffered and think you may have either a vision blindness claim or an eye injury whilst seeking treatment, it is most horrific situation and frequently one that leaves you without any easy exits.
Common Opthalmic Conditions leading to a Vision Blindness Claim.
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Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Call today or use the contact box to initiate a conversation if you feel that you have a potential a vision blindness claim or signficant eye injury.
Should I start a Vision Blindness claim for Opthalmic Injury?
It has to be remembered that every eye injury is different and there is a spectrum of injury which runs from temporary and relatively inconvenient to permanent and significant.
The thinking here from the powers that be is that if you can afford the surgery, you can afford the lawyers…
Our members know that regardless of the severity, every eye injury is serious and it will have an impact on the injured person and every member of their family. The mechanisms for eye injury are very wide ranging, we would have to write an article that is hundreds of pages long if we were going to list them all productively. It is fair, though, to state that in our experience, the most serious of injuries are usually those that result from misdiagnosis and / or those that are the result of delay in treating an ophthalmic condition.
What is My Eye Injury Worth?
It is my GP to blame not my Surgeon does this matter?
Will I have support with the claim as I am now blind
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Laser Eye Surgery and Permenant Implant Optics
Dangers of Elective Eye Surgery
Increasing numbers of people seek laser eye surgery for corrections of relatively minor sight defects. The operations are usually effective, they are relatively quick (often day surgery) and can be very liberating for those who have to utilise minor prescription glasses. However, these procedures are not without risk or complications. Ineffective surgery can lead to permanently blurred vision or even permanent blindness. There are frequently recurring issues with regard to consent.
Permanent contact lenses are a type of implantable lenses called phakic intraocular lenses (PIOLs), and are made of clear, flexible plastic. Permanent contact lenses may be a good option for people who don’t want to rely on glasses but aren’t suitable for laser eye surgery. All eye surgery carries risk, both during the procedure and recovery period.
Other Eye Conditions
Like short or long sightedness, astigmatism is a very common and treatable cause of blurred vision.
Red and swollen eyelids – can be caused by an infection or a skin condition. Its not serious on its own but can led to complications.
A painless swelling or lump on the eyelid. Typically without symptoms but may cause complications if left.
Inflammation of the membrane that covers the eye and inside of the eyelids red and sore
A painful sore on th cornea, it might feel like a grit has caught in your eye. Grey or White in colour.
Inflammation of the tissues of the eye. Rare but very serious, usually treated as an emergency.
The appearnace of spots or strands floating across your vision, particualrly against a bright background.
An inflamattion of the iris that can result in pain, redness, light sensitvity and blurred vision.
A condition that caauses the round cornea to weaken at the centre, changing it to a cone shape. The effect is to create blurred or distorted vision.
Raised eye pressure caused by poor draining of the eye and illnes. Many people are symptomless but ocular hyperension can increase the risk of glaucoma.
Inflammation of the optic nerve can disturb vision or even render blind the subject. Lasting damage extent is dependant upon speed of treatment.
Occurs when the retina, which lines the back of the eye, pulls away from the blood vessels supplying it. Delay in treatment may cause permanent defect or blindness.
Our panel Solicitors all have to agree the same transparent and fair funding agreement. They can never charge you more than 20% of your winings and cannot pass on insurance cwsqaharges. If you lose the claim, there is no charges at all. The best lawyers and the best deal.
Why Choose a Law-Med Panel Member
Any Solicitor who is a member of the Law- Med Panel must subscribe to a fair and transparent funding agreement. They must be able to offer clients a no win no fee agreement and that must gaurantee that the maximum amount of compensation that they will pay over in legal costs will never be more than 20%. Further, they must insure the clients case against risk and they must not pass on the costs of that insurance to thier client. Ie they must write it off as part of thier costs agreement.
They must also have a documented promise of the above so that you can refer back to it if you need to.
In addition, all Solicitors must be a fully qualified member of the Specialist Law Soceity Clinical Panel and must commit to additional medical training on top of thier legal training. All of them must have Postgraduate qualificaitons in Medicine, Forensic Medicine or be a dual qualfied lawyer and clinician. They must all also confirm that they will uphold the highest levels of customer service and have high feedback scores from previous clients.
If you are wondering if other Solicitors have these things – by all means check, you will find Law-Med have the best lawyers for you to choose from.
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