Cataracts Compensation Claims

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Cataracts Compensation Claims

If you have suffered issues with cataracts due to the negligence of a medical professional, you may be in a position to make a claim for compensation. The team at JMW has the experience and skill necessary to guide you through your cataracts claim, giving you the best chance of securing the desired outcome.

We have dealt with many other cases of this nature, and we understand the complexities involved. No matter the circumstances of your case, if you have endured problems with cataracts due to clinical negligence, we will provide compassionate and approachable legal support at every stage of the process.

To speak to a member of our team about whether or not you may be entitled to compensation, call us on 0345 872 6666, or complete our online enquiry form to request a call back. We handle cases on a no win, no fee basis. 

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How JMW Can Help

JMW frequently deals with cases where surgery has gone wrong, and we are highly experienced in this type of claim. If you have been harmed as a result of incompetence, lack of care or poor judgement, get in touch with our team to find out how we can help you get the outcome you deserve. We are experts in securin compensation on behalf of our clients. 

Our clinical negligence team is known for its professional and proactive approach and we are highly regarded throughout the UK, having secured significant sums for various people who have needlessly suffered due to medical negligence.

The team includes members of the Law Society's specialist panel of clinical negligence solicitors and the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitor panel, and is headed by the respected solicitor Eddie Jones.

How to Make a Cataracts Compensation Claim

Botched cataract surgery can leave you with life-changing consequences, potentially even robbing you of your eyesight. When this happens as a result of medical negligence, claiming for compensation can help you to cover the future costs of your care, while holding those responsible to account.

JMW can help you to build the strongest possible case to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our specialist clinical negligence solicitors will investigate the details of your case by consulting medical reports and speaking to independent experts, in order to identify compelling evidence to support your claim.

We will settle the claim at the earliest opportunity to help you and your family move on, and will obtain interim payments where possible to pay for any short-term care requirements.


What are cataracts?

cataract is a condition in which the lens of the eye becomes opaque, in a way that impairs vision. It is a very common condition and accounts for about 40% of cases of blindness worldwide.

Cataracts cause progressive visual deterioration, but the rate of change is highly variable. Cataracts caused by trauma to the eye can occur within hours, but age-related cataracts - which make up the majority of cases - may take years to progress. If mild cataract-related visual defects are corrected by surgery early enough, this usually provides a dramatic improvement in visual performance.

What are congenital cataracts?

Occasionally, congenital cataracts are present at birth or develop soon afterwards, with the condition affecting approximately 0.03% of newborns. Around one-fifth of these have a family history of congenital cataracts, but in many cases, there is no such history, and most are not associated with additional developmental problems.

In newborn infants, a cataract causes the immature visual system to be deprived of the stimulation needed for normal development. If left untreated, permanent visual loss can occur.

What is cataract surgery?

The most common form of cataract surgery is extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE), which has been the standard treatment method for the last two decades.

This involves cutting into the front of the lens capsule and removing the cataract, before inserting a flexible artificial lens into the remaining capsular 'bag' to provide support to the new lens. This has been proven to deliver better results than older treatment methods, in which the whole of the affected lens needed to be removed and replaced by an artificial lens.

The success of modern cataract surgery has been dramatic, with success rates of 98%. However, complications do sometimes arise, mainly due to poor surgical techniques or infections. If you have undergone such a procedure and this has resulted in negative outcomes due to medical negligence, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

What are the symptoms and risk factors for cataracts?

Cataracts can be identified by a number of symptoms, with some of the.more common including:

  • Progressive blurring of vision
  • Diminished vision in bright light
  • Difficulty with near/reading vision
  • Desaturation of colour vision

There are many risk factors in the development of cataracts that can make it more likely that the condition will develop. These include:

Talk to Us

For a free initial assessment of your cataracts claim, call us on 0345 872 6666, or complete our online enquiry form to request a call back. We can discuss your case and eligibility for no win, no fee legal advice in more detail and answer any questions about what comes next.

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