Eye Treatment and Surgery
Most people are used to visiting their optician regularly for a check-up, and you can expect to receive the same expert treatment and care as you would from a doctor. That high standard of care applies whether you have received your treatment privately, or through the NHS.
Usually most people just expect to come away from their optician with a new prescription for glasses or contact lenses, but during your eye-test, opticians should also be looking out for signs of more serious conditions. Conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment and brain or optic nerve tumours.
If they fail to diagnose these conditions the consequences can be very serious – often resulting in permanent damage or loss of eyesight. Claims arise where opticians or optometrists fail to identify key symptoms and refer patients to specialist professionals for treatment.
We are experienced in dealing with all types of ophthalmic and optician negligence. We can help you to prove that the care you received was negligent, so that you have the best possible chance of recovering the compensation that you deserve.
If you believe that your optician or ophthalmologist has been negligent, please get in touch to discuss your case with one of our experienced lawyers. We are delighted that Sara Westwood and Simon Bransby, medical negligence experts formerly practising as Morgan Jones Pett, joined the Hatch Brenner team in 2020.
Examples of eye treatment and surgery claims
- Delays in referring patients to an ophthalmic surgeon
- Negligence in performing cataract surgery
- Delay in diagnosis and treatment of tears to the retina or retinal detachment
- Negligence performance of laser eye surgery and failure to fully inform about the risks of a procedure
- Delay or failure to diagnose eye cancer
- Delay in diagnosing and treating eye infections
- Mis-prescriptions leading to long term eye problems
Please contact one of the team to discuss your specific requirements:
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