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Blindness, visual impairment or partial sight-loss can be devastating. Loss of eyesight affects every aspect of the person’s life, limiting their independence and self-confidence, mobility, communication, ability to work, socialise and enjoy leisure pursuits. 

Where someone has lost their sight as a result of medical negligence, such as an avoidable mistake by an ophthalmologist or optician, a surgeon, a doctor or a series of errors by a medical team, they may be entitled to claim compensation.

What are medical negligence eye claims?

Medical negligence eye claims happen when an avoidable injury through careless examination or treatment of the patient occurs which leads to a misdiagnosis, causing the condition to become progressively worse.

Compensation for loss of sight can arise from mistakes by ophthalmologists, who are medically trained doctors and surgeons caring for patients with eye conditions.

Examples of medical negligence eye claims include:

  • An optician not referring the patient for further examination.
  • Mistakes made during surgery.
  • Misdiagnosing the underlying condition.
  • Prescribing incorrect medication.
  • Delay in referral.
  • Suffering damage during laser eye surgery.

Whatever the negligent cause, Boyes Turner’s compassionate and highly skilled solicitors can help people who have been visually impaired by medical negligence rebuild their lives with the help of substantial, individually tailored compensation.

Starting your medical negligence eye or loss of sight claim

To make a medical negligence eye claim, we highly recommend contacting our expert medical negligence solicitors as soon as possible for a free consultation. We will listen to your case and advise whether you have a legitimate eye or loss of sight claim.

To support your claim, you will need to gather as much evidence as possible, including:

  • Any medical records and documents, relating to your eyes, surgery, or treatment received.
  • Documents relating to any complaints you made.
  • Financial records.

Eye or loss of sight ophthalmology claims frequently asked questions

What is ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is the area of medicine relating to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of eye disease so that the patient stays healthy and is able to see.

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What are the causes for medical negligence eye or loss of sight claims?

The causes for medical negligence eye or loss of sight that lead to compensation claims include:

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What compensation can I claim for blindness and loss of sight?

The amount of compensation that can be claimed for blindness or loss of sight caused by negligent treatment depends on the individual client’s injury, needs, and circumstances.

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Recent blindness and ophthalmology negligence cases include:

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Our specialist Eye or loss of sight ophthalmology claims team are considered leaders in the field and have a significant amount of expertise.
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Fran has been an amazing support through a very difficult time for me and my family. Always available to speak and kept me in the loop with anything happening, she has been so kind, and I thank her so much for helping and getting my mum the justice she deserved.

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