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Posted on 18th September 2018

Compensation For Cataract Surgery Error

A patient at Royal Bournemouth Hospital was admitted for cataract surgery. During the operation, doctors gave the patient the wrong lens which then left the patient with ‘severely impaired’ vision. Furthermore, the report found that the patient was not adequately informed of the risks of the treatment before the operation.

What should have been an operation to improve the patient’s vision ended up causing eyesight complications. The patient suffered from severely impaired vision after the operation, with worse vision after the surgery than before the procedure. Realising the medical negligence that they had suffered, the patient instructed medical negligence solicitors to seek answers.

The solicitors made a case for the patient and a detailed report for Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals. The report found failings in care particularly with the use of the wrong lens during surgery and lack of explanation of the risks. From this, the solicitors helped to arrange an out-of-court settlement. As a result, the patient was awarded £300,000.

What Negligence Claimline say

Your eyesight is precious, and when something goes wrong during surgery, it can be very upsetting for all involved. Opticians, doctors and laser eye surgery can all make mistakes during surgery. If eye surgery has damaged your eyesight, then you have a right to seek answers and may have a claim for compensation.

At Negligence Claimline, we can help you if you have suffered as a result of eye surgery. Our friendly experts can help to determine whether you have a claim and can offer the best advice on how to proceed. Our team of experienced solicitors can help you to seek answers if you have suffered from negligent treatment during eye surgery.

If you think you may have a claim, get in touch with Negligence Claimline for your free 24-hour claims assessment.