Eye Surgery Claims*

Your vision is precious and deserves a decent standard of care and treatment. While most eye treatments are conducted to a high standard, unfortunately not all patients receive the service they should.

If you’ve suffered as a result of negligent eye surgery, our solicitors could help you claim compensation. We have experience helping people claim following a range of procedures, including:

  • Laser eye surgery
  • Cataract surgery
  • Corneal surgery
  • Eye muscle surgery (strabismus treatment)
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Retina re-attachment surgery
  • Vitreo-retinal surgery

We may also be able to help if you’ve had an eye condition that was misdiagnosed, resulting in extra treatment or permanent damage. Glaucoma and detached retinas are just two of the commonly misdiagnosed conditions we regularly see.

We understand the impact that issues with your eyesight can have on work and everyday life. That’s why we make sure that your compensation takes these consequences into account, allowing you to receive expert ophthalmic treatment or buy special equipment to increase your independence.

Medical Explanations

What Constitutes Negligence In Eye Surgery Claims?

The eye is a delicate organ and, even though most surgical procedures succeed, mistakes from surgeons or doctors can have severe repercussions.

Poor surgical technique may cause preventable damage to parts of your eye, such as the:

  • Cornea
  • Iris
  • Lens capsule
  • Retina

You might have received substandard care before or after the procedure, in the form of a failure to give you:

  • Antibiotics that would have prevented an eye infection
  • A full pre-operation assessment to identify any potential risks
  • The right kind of artificial lens after a cataract operation

After taking your case on, we’ll make a full investigation into the eye treatment you received, working out what went wrong and how your injuries could have been avoided. We’ll call on the expertise of independent medical experts to provide evidence for your claim, as well as calculating the effect that the negligence has had on your life.

What Are The Consequences Of Negligence?

Damage to your eyesight can be life-changing, making ordinary tasks much more difficult to complete without support. Some of the complications often associated with ophthalmic surgical negligence include:

  • Blindness
  • Difficulties seeing in the dark
  • Over-correction or under-correction of the patient’s vision
  • Ptosis (eyelid drooping)

Covering the front of the eye, the cornea focuses light and protects the eye. Although a strong and durable part of the eye, the cornea can easily be damaged during surgery, with effects including:

  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Corneal haze (long term mistiness of vision)

Your Legal Options

What Will Happen When I Make A Claim?

After you’ve contacted us, we’ll set up an initial consultation to discuss your case and whether you have a legal claim.

We’ll then get in touch with those responsible for your negligent treatment at an early stage to see if they accept the blame for your injuries. If they accept responsibility, we’ll try to secure interim compensation payments which can fund private medical care and ongoing expenses, before your claim fully settles. Any interim payments will be taken out of your final compensation award.

Our experts will look into your case in detail, gathering evidence from independent medical professionals. These experts evaluate what care you should have received and can determine any future implications to your health. They’ll also advise us on the care you’ll need in the future.

We’ll always try and negotiate claims out of court, keeping the claim process as short as we can. However, if your opponent doesn’t accept responsibility or doesn’t agree with the amount of compensation we feel you need, we’ll start court proceedings.

Even when trial dates have been set, claims are still often settled before reaching court. If your claim does need to go to court, we’ll be there to help you every step of the way, talking you through what will happen so you feel as comfortable as possible.

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Medical Law:   Our Priorities
As experienced solicitors, we know how to pursue these kinds of Eye Surgery claims.  We understand the needs of our clients.   We can employ the resources to be effective in complex medical negligence litigation.
Medical Law:  Our Promise to You
We are dedicated to the service of our clients from our initial consultation and case review until we reach a settlement or judgment on your behalf.   Your best interests are our priority.  If you or a loved one have suffered due to medical negligence, we want to help you by finding out, what happened, who was responsible and holding that responsible party or parties to account.

*In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. This statement is made in compliance with Regulation 8 of S.I. 518 of 2002.

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About Us

Medicallaw.ie is a team of experienced solicitors and medical consultants who specialise in taking on medical negligence claims.

The team is headed up by Siobhan Fahy, Solicitor.

We are all well qualified in our respective fields and have years of experience in the area of medical negligence. We seek justice and financial compensation for patients who feel that they have been the victim of medical neglect.

We recognise the dedication of those who serve in our hospitals and health service, but the reality is that our health system is so inadequate that many people find they have become victims of a particular consultant or the Health Service Executive itself. We are here to help.

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