Eye Surgery Negligence
Because the use of their sight is so essential, many people choose to have corrective eye surgery. This could be for a number of reasons, including glaucoma, short or long sightedness or cataracts.
In many cases, surgery is successful and many people walk away with their vision improved. However, no surgery is without any risk and sadly many people find themselves in a worse state than they were prior to undergoing their operation as the result of poor or negligent care.
If you have suffered adverse effects due to poor or negligent care during eye surgery then you may have the right to make a compensation claim in Tenterden.
The Types of Surgery
As one of the most common types of eye surgery, especially among the young, laser eye surgery involves using a laser, as suggested by the title, to change the shape of the cornea. This could improve long or short sightedness.
An also common problem, although more often in the aged, is cataracts. Cataracts can be quickly and easily fixed when the lens of the eye is broken down, removed and then replaced with a false lens.
There are also surgeries which can assist with glaucoma, sudden blindness as a result of trauma or foreign object or degenerative disease.
Problems with Surgery
As has already been stated, in most cases the patient is lucky and will not suffer any complications as a result of their surgery. However, poor practices and under-qualified staff can also cause some serious complication for patients. These complications might include:
- Candidates not properly vetted prior to surgery meaning that they were poor candidates but weren’t aware of it
- Improper operation of the equipment
- Faulty technique during surgery
- Incorrect diagnosis of a problem and failure to treat it accordingly.
In any of the above examples, a patient may experience pain, suffering, worsening of their existing symptoms and in some extreme cases the loss of their sight altogether.
Whatever the outcome of negligent eye care, it is likely that a patient would need significant treatment and time to recuperate. They may need to temporarily or permanently change their lifestyle and social habits and may need to give up work or change careers in either a long term or short term capacity.
Making a Compensation Claim in Tenterden
Whatever the short or long term effects of negligent medical care, UK law allows that if your health has been damaged by a professional provider you have the right to seek a compensation claim in Tenterden. This compensation claim in Tenterden could not only recognise and support you as you come to terms with your circumstances but could also provide financial support should you need to change careers or social habits.
With over 15 years’ experience in the field of compensation claims in Tenterden, Accident Advice Helpline can support you throughout the process. Our experience, expertise and success rate could improve your chances of accessing the compensation you deserve and our 30 second test could help to establish the validity of your claim. You can give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 to discuss things in more detail.
Date Published: 30th August 2013
Author: David Brown