If you have suffered complications linked to diabetes and believe it to have been the fault of a medical professional, or you believe diagnosis of diabetes was missed or misdiagnosed, you could make a diabetes compensation claim with Hospital Negligence. We can provide the expert guidance you need to ensure the process is as stress-free as possible and gives you the best chance of success.
If you believe that you developed diabetic retinopathy because of negligent medical care, speak to our specialist solicitors today. Call us on 0800 014 7481 or fill in our online contact form and we will call you to discuss your claim in more detail.
Diabetes is a condition that leads to a person's blood sugar level becoming too high. There are two main types of the condition: type 1 diabetes and type 2. Type 1 diabetes involves the body's immune system attacking cells that produce insulin and type 2 involves the body either not producing enough insulin or the cells not reacting to the insulin.
Diabetes can go untreated if medical professionals fail to spot signs and symptoms of the condition, which can lead to a delay in diagnosis and the development of further complications. It is important that anyone who suffers from diabetes and feels that poor care from medical professionals contributed to or exacerbated their condition seeks legal help to find out more about the options available to them.
Medical errors that can result in a delayed diagnosis include:
- The importance of your complaints not being recognised
- Inaccurate test results
- Inappropriate patient treatment
- Failure to refer you to the appropriate specialist
- Misinterpretation of test results
Diabetic retinopathy claims
Diabetic retinopathy is a form of eye disease that can affect all diabetics, although it usually only impacts those who have had diabetes for a number of years. If left untreated, it can lead to very serious consequences, including blindness.
The condition is caused when small retinal blood vessels swell or become congested, or when the retina is impaired by the growth of new blood vessels. The condition is more common among older people, and you could also be at greater risk if your blood sugar and blood pressure levels are not as well controlled as they could be.
If treated promptly, the prognosis for recovery is good, but partial and even full loss of vision can result if the condition is left untreated. You can make a claim for compensation if you feel that healthcare professionals - be they doctors, physicians, opticians or technical staff - have failed through their negligence to diagnose the illness in a timely manner.
Compensation can therefore be claimed for:
- Loss of income (both past and future)
- The cost of care (both past and future)
- Specialist aids and equipment to help you adapt to life with vision loss
- Pain, suffering and psychological damage
- Medical expenses
- Reduced prospects of employment
Talk to us
For more information on how Hospital Negligence can help you make a successful diabetes compensation claim, contact us today. Either 0800 014 7481 or fill in our online contact form and we will call you back.