Laser Eye Surgery
Laser eye surgery, sometimes known as laser refractive surgery, is most commonly used to correct eyesight (both longsighted, short—sighted and astigmatisms). The Royal College of Ophthalmologists say that around 120,000 procedures of this type are carried out every year. NHS choices indicate that around 5% of people suffer from complications.
What are the complications of Laser Eye surgery?
You may have a claim for negligence if you have suffered from any of the following problems since your laser eye (LASIK or LASEK) surgery:
- Mistiness in your vision (corneal haze)
- A drooping in your eyelids (Ptosis)
- Difficulty with your vision in low light, or at night
- Corneal scarring
- Corneal infections
- Your eyes were over, or under, corrected
- You are suffering blindness
How can we help?
Here at Negligence Claimline our friendly team are here to help you get the support you need. Working with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors, we can assist you with your potential claim.
Sometimes an apology is enough, but in other cases compensation will be the only solution to help you get your life back on track.
Our service, putting you in contact with one of our expert panel members, is free and you are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.
Can I sue the NHS?
The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.
We do not treat your claim lightly. The treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
However, when someone suffers an injury that impacts their live, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.
Find out more about clinical negligence in our Advice Centre:
If you believe that you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury as a result of medical or clinical negligence then call our friendly team on 0330 355 9210* where they will take some details and pass them to a team of specialist solicitors.