We acted for a client who suffered unilateral deterioration of her vision in the early 1990s. She reported this to her optometrist, whom she attended regularly between 1997 and 2004 while her vision continued to deteriorate.
The optometrist should have recognised the need to refer our client for further investigation of the cause of the deterioration, but delayed doing so until 2004. Only then was a meningioma identified and surgery arranged urgently. By this stage, the tumour was quite large and entwined with optic structures. As a result, our client's recovery was prolonged and she has been left with some residual effects of the surgery and no vision in one eye. The case was defended, but ultimately settled in our client's favour for £130,000.