Cataract Surgery Compensation Claims

More about Cataract Surgery Claims

Forbes Solicitors' cataract surgery claims solicitors offer expert legal advice to individuals who have suffered an injury as a result of cataract surgery.

Our experienced team can assist with a range of issues, including incorrect surgery, delayed treatment, and surgical errors. We understand the impact that an injury from cataract surgery can have on individuals and work to achieve the best possible outcome.

What is Cataract Surgery?

What is Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is a procedure used to replace a cloudy lens (cataract) in the eye with a clear, artificial lens. It is a minor surgical procedure, usually done on an outpatient basis, under local anaesthesia. The procedure involves making a small incision in the eye, removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens (intraocular lens). The new lens should provide clear vision.

What is Cataract Surgery Negligence?

What is Cataract Surgery Negligence?

Cataract surgery negligence is when a healthcare provider fails to adequately provide care before, during, or after a cataract surgery, resulting in the patient suffering an injury or harm. This negligence can include incorrect diagnosis, inadequate pre-operative assessment, incorrect anaesthesia administration, improper surgical technique, or failure to recognise and address complications.

One of the most common eye conditions is cataracts, which many people experience as they get older, and the eyesight begins to degenerate as a result of age-related problems. Many patients will seek treatment so they can correct this problem, as procedures that can fix cataracts are readily available.

However, sometimes even the most trusted surgeon or medical professional may carry out a cataract procedure and make a mistake. In some cases they may even misdiagnose the condition and cause further problems that then have to be treated, causing stress and costing the patient time and money. If you believe that these were as a result of clinical negligence or malpractice then you may be able to claim compensation for your cataract surgery.

Our expert solicitors here at Forbes specialise in clinical negligence claims, including those involving cataract surgery, and can help you get the compensation you deserve. As a firm, we will always fight for the maximum amount of compensation available at all times.

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What is Cataract Surgery?

What is Cataract Surgery?

Caused by a cloudy lens that distorts and worsens your vision, treatment for a cataract is fairly simple and involves using an artificial lens as a replacement for the one that is causing your eyesight to deteriorate.

This procedure must be performed by a skilled ophthalmologist and has a good success rate, offering most patients a way to treat their cataracts and regain normal sight. The surgery does take a while to heal, with full recovery taking 2-6 weeks.

Example of Cataract Surgery Negligence

Example of Cataract Surgery Negligence

The lengths to which a medical professional can be negligent when performing a cataract surgery can vary, with some examples including providing poor aftercare, making a mistake, or even in some cases causing permanent loss of sight. If you have evidence that negligence during or after your cataract procedure has caused significant problems for you, or effects on your life, you could be able to make a claim.

Cataract Surgery Compensation Claims

Cataract Surgery Compensation Claims

If you believe that your cataract surgery was not performed correctly due to negligence on the part of your ophthalmologist, then our team at Forbes Solicitors may be able to help get you compensation for the effect that it has had on your day-to-day life.

There are different levels to which your ophthalmologist may have been neglectful, from not providing significant aftercare to causing permanent loss of sight. The length to which you can prove this has had an effect on your life will determine how much compensation you are able to get.

We understand how devastating an injury to the eye can be, and how clinical negligence can have a severe impact on a person's life. We operate on a no win, no fee basis which ensures there is no financial risk to you in the unlikely event that your compensation claim is unsuccessful. So, why not contact Forbes Solicitors today for a free consultation to find out how we can help you.

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