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We have acted in a number of cases arising from the missed or delayed diagnosis of eye disease and the failure to treat these conditions properly.
If patients are not provided with appropriate care, there can be a risk of damage to sight and, in the worst cases, blindness.
In recent years there have been a number of advances in the treatment of different diseases affecting the eye, including injections for macular degeneration and sophisticated laser eye surgery techniques. Any surgery carries with it certain risks that should be explained to patients before they agree to proceed but in some cases damage may give rise to a legitimate claim.
Penningtons Manches Cooper's experienced team can advise in relation to a wide range of claims:
Representing a client with diabetes who had been attending his GP with early evidence of diabetic retinopathy which went undiagnosed. He suffered permanent loss of vision in his left eye.
Achieving a settlement of £130,000 for a woman who suffered unilateral deterioration of her vision. She reported this to her optometrist but he delayed referring her for further investigation of the cause of the deterioration.
Acting for a patient whose consultant ophthalmologist failed to recognise signs of wet age-related macular degeneration and to advise him on possible treatment options.
NHS patients at risk of avoidable sight loss because of staff shortages
Diabetic retinopathy – how eye disease can result from diabetes
World Sight Day 2022 – focusing on the importance of regular sight test appointments
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