The problems laser eye surgery can cause
The advances in medical technology mean that the quite simple procedure of laser eye surgery can improve the quality of life for short- or long-sighted people. But if the optician makes a mistake, the consequences can be dire and the victim may want to call injury solicitors in Horncastle about making a personal injury claim. Just some of the problems you may experience in this situation are:
- Dry eyes through under-active tear ducts;
- Wet eyes through over-active tear ducts;
- Night vision difficulties;
- Corneal scarring;
- Corneal infection;
- Corneal haze, which is long term mistiness of vision;
- Eye lid drooping;
- Over- or under-correction, making your vision worse; and
- In very rare cases, blindness.
If anything goes wrong when you have laser eye surgery, and it was through the fault or negligence of the optician, you should seriously consider claiming compensation with injury solicitors in Horncastle at Accident Advice Helpline.
Correcting the mistake
Most of the 100,000 people who have laser eye surgery every year in the UK will have no problems at all and will be pleased with the results. Not having to wear glasses or contact lenses can do wonders for the self-esteem. For the few for whom it goes wrong though, it can be an unpleasant and painful experience. Most mistakes made when having laser eye surgery can be corrected by having it done a second time, but why should a victim have to go through the procedure twice?
There are just a few things that cannot be corrected, and the sight of those victims may be affected for the rest of their lives.
Making a laser eye surgery claim with injury solicitors in Horncastle
The best way to make a personal injury claim for any injury from any accident is with Accident Advice Helpline, the experts in taking care of your needs when it comes to claiming compensation.
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 thousands of claimants we have helped get their compensation over the last 15 years, many of them were medical negligence claims.
We operate on a no win no fee* basis. This means you do not have to find any money to start your claim, or if your claim is lost. Making a claim is therefore accessible to everyone.
On our website, there is a 30-second test. This will let you know if you qualify to make a claim, and if so will give you some idea about the amount you can expect to receive.
On our freephone helpline, number 0800 180 4123, you will find friendly and professional advisors trained to give you free legal advice about making a personal injury claim. Contacting Accident Advice Helpline puts you under no obligation to use our services, and we will not put any pressure on you to do so.
Date Published: 10th January 2014
Author: David Brown