Losing your eyesight is one of the most devastating experiences you can suffer. If this was avoidable and has happened because of negligent medical care this can be even harder to bear.
If you have lost your sight, or have been left with severely reduced vision in one or both eyes our experienced team of medical negligence lawyers can support and advise you if you want to bring a compensation claim.
Suffering a life-changing injury such as blindness may mean that you need specialist equipment or adapted accommodation to help you with your daily life.
You may have to learn to use Braille, and may feel that you have lost much of your independence.
Failures in the treatment of eyes can result in a successful claim for compensation.
Common problems that can lead to a medical negligence claim are the laser eye treatment for the correction of long or short-sightedness, the management of metallic foreign bodies in the eyes, trauma to the eyes and its management and the delay in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.
Our medical negligence lawyers in London and Manchester also have experience of dealing with cases where the failure to screen for eye problems in premature babies has led to blindness, this is called retinopathy of prematurity.