Wearing glasses can be inconvenient, and many patients choose laser eye surgery to suit their lifestyle. With laser eye surgery costs becoming more and more competitive, despite the risks, demand is increasing. The procedure is often used to correct long or short sighted vision, using a laser to alter the shape of the cornea.
When laser eye surgery is a success there are often excellent results, despite this, problems have been known to occur. If you have been injured, or your sight has been damaged in the process, you may be entitled to make a medical claim for laser eye surgery compensation.
How Does Laser Eye Surgery Negligence Happen?
When laser eye surgery is a success, the results can be highly beneficial. However, there are laser eye surgery risks, and complications which can occur. All patients should be properly informed, allowing them to give what is known as “informed consent”. The safety and effectiveness of eye laser surgery is not fully determined, and can vary from patient to patient. If you experience any complications of procedures such as lasik eye surgery, you could be entitled to make a laser eye surgery claim for medical malpractice.
After laser eye surgery, problems arise in less than 5% of cases. However when things go wrong, and clinical negligence or surgical errors take place, there can have dramatic consequences with the potential to cause blindness. Some of the most common complications include:
- Astigmatism, causing ghost or double vision.
- Partial or complete blindness
- Corneal Ectasia (unnatural dilation of the cornea leading to fluid build-up).
- Worsened long / short-sightedness.
- Corneal scarring
- Dry Eyes
Our Laser Eye Surgery Compensation Experience
Throughout their many years of service, our laser eye surgery claims medical negligence solicitors have overseen hundreds of cases, so it is likely that they will have dealt with a case like yours in the past. If you believe that negligent laser eye surgery led to further injury, a loss of earnings, or if you feel that it has made your existing condition worse, we can advise you on whether or not you have a medical negligence claim from the very beginning.
Our solicitors have a wealth of experience in dealing with laser eye surgery compensation claims. Their experience is gained at the cutting edge of clinical negligence case law and they can use their insight to gain the greatest possible outcome for you; while ensuring that standards and procedures are improved, preventing your injury from happening to someone else.
As with many medical negligence cases, making a claim for laser eye surgery compensation requires expert legal assistance, as cases of this kind are fiercely defended by legal and medical experts. The earlier a solicitor is involved in your case, the greater your chances are of making a successful laser eye surgery claim. There are also time lime limits in place for making claims of this kind, so you should seek legal help as quickly as possible.
You may be worried about the possible costs of pursuing your claim; so we have advisory teams in place to help you secure all the assistance available to you. Whatever the situation, we are likely to find a way to help.
We pride ourselves on our provision of first-class legal advice and support. Our team of specialist laser eye surgery claim solicitors have a wealth of expertise and can advise you whether or not your claim would be successful.