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Ophthalmology Compensation Claims
Ophthalmology concerns the medical and surgical management of the health of the eyes. There are a wide range of opthalmological problems which can require medical or surgical treatment, but unfortunately in a small minority of cases errors can occur during treatment resulting in injury or vision loss. Making an ophthalmology claim can help you claim the compensation to which you are entitled should errors caused by a medical professional cause an eye injury. At JMW, we have many years of experience in winning compensation for victims of clinical negligence and helping them to cope with their injuries as well as possible.
Speak to our expert team today by simply calling us for free on 0800 054 6512, or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We will answer any questions you have and talk you through what will happen next.
There are many reasons why people come to us to launch an ophthalmology claim. Much of the time we help clients who have suffered due to a delay in diagnosis or referral to a specialist, negatively affecting their vision.
Some of the areas we specialise in are:
If anything goes wrong during your eye treatment you could end up seriously injured or even lose your vision. This is why access to expert legal advice is fundamental in order to lessen the impact that a mistake can have on your everyday life.
If you think you may have been the subject of clinical negligence and are therefore eligible for compensation, our specialist solicitors are on hand to discuss your options with you.
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine that concerns the health of the eye. Those who specialise in medical and surgical eye problems are called ophthalmologists and it is their job to diagnose, treat and prevent eye disorders, as well as look after the visual system in general.
An ophthalmologist will typically treat conditions such as:
- Cataracts - This is when the lens of the eye loses transparency
- Glaucoma - This is caused when there is an increase in fluid pressure inside the eyes
- Corneal pathology - This relates to diseases forming on the front of the eyeball (the cornea)
- Inflammation within the eye
- Problems of the retina - This includes detachment, tears and bleeding
- Temporal arteritis
- Wet AMD
Ophthalmology can involve many different types of surgery, including:
- Glaucoma surgery
- Cataract surgery
- Corneal transplants
- Surgery to fix retinal disorders
- Surgery relating to the eye socket
- Plastic surgery around the eye
The solicitors at JMW are highly experienced in helping people who have suffered due to the negligence of a medical professional when they would otherwise expect to be treated to the very highest of standards.
We always take a professional and proactive approach and will provide the support you need throughout your case from beginning to end.
Our clinical negligence team is headed by leading lawyer Eddie Jones and is highly regarded throughout the UK. It includes members of both the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel and the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence.