Can I make an injury claim in Rowington if my laser eye surgery goes wrong?
The eye is a very delicate organ that needs treating with great care. The advances in medical technology mean that quite a simple procedure can improve the quality of life for short or long sighted people, but if something goes wrong then the consequences can be dire and the victim may need to make an injury claim in Rowington.
Just some of the problems you may experience in this situation are:
- Corneal haze, which is long-term mistiness of vision;
- Eyelid drooping;
- Over or under correction making your vision worse;
- In very rare cases, blindness;
- Dryness of the eyes;
- Night vision difficulties;
- Corneal scarring; and
- Corneal infection.
If any of these complications happened to you, it may be possible to make an injury claim in Rowington. Over 100,000 people a year undergo laser eye surgery in the UK. The majority of these patients will have no problems at all and will be very pleased to no longer have to wear glasses or contact lenses. For the few unfortunate ones who do have a problem, they may be able to make an injury claim in Rowington for compensation.
Sometimes the damage is repairable
Further procedure can correct most complications of laser eye surgery, although not in all cases. It is a very traumatic experience to have your sight affected, worry about losing it altogether or maybe looking through a scar on your eye forever more.
How to make your personal injury compensation claim for the complications of laser eye surgery
The best way to make your injury claim in Rowington is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. If you are so traumatised by the experience that you feel you cannot do this, get a family member to contact us on your behalf.
We have in-house solicitors who are experienced in dealing with laser eye injury claims. The claim would come under the heading of medical negligence, and of the many thousands of claimants we have helped to get their compensation over the last 15 years, many of them were in this category. These would normally be dealt with by the medical practitioner’s professional indemnity insurance.
We operate on a no win no fee basis. This means that you do not have to find any money to start your claim and we do not get paid until it is won. In the unlikely event that you do not win your claim, you will not have to pay us a penny.
On our website there is a 30-second test. This will let you know if you qualify to make a claim, and if the result is positive will give you some idea about the amount you can expect to receive. On our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500, you will find friendly and professional advisors trained to give you free legal advice and all the help you will need.
Whichever way you decide to make contact with us, you will be under no obligation to proceed with making a compensation claim unless you want to.
Date Published: 14th September 2013
Author: David Brown