Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Whilst only a small proportion of clinical negligence claims are eye related, a third of such claims are related to cataracts.

We are experienced in dealing with all types of ophthalmic injury claims as a result of surgical errors and negligence. In particular, these are medical negligence claims arising from:

  • Misdiagnosis of, or failure to diagnose, surgical errors in cataract surgery

  • Misdiagnosis of, or failure to diagnose, diseases such as glaucoma or macular degeneration

  • Misdiagnosis of, or failure to diagnose, various conditions such as a retinal tear or retinal detachment

  • Children’s ophthalmology claims

  • Neuro-ophthalmology

  • Oculoplastics (lacrimal and orbital)

  • Misdiagnosis of, or failure to diagnose, cancer

  • Delay in or inappropriate ophthalmic treatment

  • Radial keratotomy

  • Other surgical errors, including problems with laser eye surgery

Remember, if you think something has gone wrong but you are not sure if you are eligible to make a medical negligence claim, you lose nothing by speaking to a professional. Our initial consultations are free and carry no obligation. We also deal the majority of our medical negligence compensation cases on a no win no fee basis.

Frequently asked questions

How much time will I need to dedicate to my claim?

It is really up to you. You can choose to be very involved or leave the daily running of the claim entirely to us. At all stages, we will keep you fully informed on the progress of your case. In most cases, you will likely need to attend an appointment with a medical expert. You will also need to answer any questions we may have on your treatment and sign relevant paperwork. Otherwise you can leave the time consuming process of settling your case to us.

One of our key priorities when starting a medical negligence claim is to seek an expert medical opinion and get a medical report. This report will include any recommendations for treatment and care. We will assist you in getting the care you need and seek to recover the costs from the defendant, either at the end of the claim or by way of an interim payment.