If you believe negligence on the part of a doctor has resulted in you experiencing complications following cataract surgery, we can help you make a successful compensation claim. We have the skill and experience to help you secure the right result.
We understand how difficult and frustrating it can be to suffer issues with cataracts and this is why we will do everything we can to help. Start your cataract surgery claim by getting in touch today; either call us on 0800 014 7481 or complete our online enquiry form and we will give you a call.
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Case study: negligent cataract surgery
Wendy* suffered from cataracts and underwent corrective surgery to improve her sight.
Unfortunately an incorrectly powered lens was implanted following incorrect biometric calculations performed during a pre-operative assessment.
Our client subsequently developed blurred vision and dizziness. She was also very unsteady on her feet. She required further surgery on her right eye, to implant a lens with the same power as that in her left eye, and is now dependant on spectacles for distance vision.
Our expert took on the case and the NHSLA admitted both breach of duty and causation. Wendy was awarded £15,000 compensation.
Cataract surgery, also known as extracapsular cataract extraction, is a fairly common treatment that involves the insertion of a flexible artificial lens into the capsular 'bag', following the removal of the cataracts from the lens.
The surgery is usually a success, but given the delicate nature of the procedure there is always the risk of something going wrong - and this is usually down to either poor surgical technique or infection. Poor practice can lead to the eye being damaged during the operation, and this can have very serious consequence for the health of the patient's eye or their sight.
You may be able to claim cataract surgery compensation if a medical professional:
- Operates on the wrong eye
- Uses the incorrect artificial lens
- Fails to recognise factors that may lead to complications
- Employs poor surgical technique
If you believe have suffered following cataract surgery and you believe negligence to be the cause of this, it is imperative you seek expert legal help to make sure you are able to claim the compensation to which you are entitled.
There are certain factors that can mean some people are at greater risk of suffering from cataracts than others, such as:
- Old age
- High alcohol intake
- Cardiovascular disease
There are also numerous symptoms for suffering with cataracts. For example, you may be at risk if you experience:
- Blurred vision that gets worse
- Difficulty when reading or seeing things close up
- A de-saturation of colour in your vision
- Reduced vision, especially in bright light
Congenital cataracts is a rare form of cataracts that can occur in newborn babies and means that, instead of being clear, the eye's natural lens is cloudy. Your baby may require surgery to rectify the problem; a procedure that, as with other forms of cataract surgery, has its dangers.
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If you have experienced complications or difficulties following cataract surgery and believe you may be entitled to compensation, speak to our expert solicitors today to find out more about the next steps to take. Simply call us on 0800 014 7481 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will call you back at a time that is convenient for you.