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As laser eye surgery has gained in popularity unfortunately so too have accidents related to the surgery grown in number. The treatment procedure is extremely new- and the operations have only been possible with recent technology- so it isn’t even known what the long-term effects (if any) are with this corrective surgery.
Laser eye corrective surgery is extremely popular with people suffering from various vision problems, specifically myopia (near sighted), hyperopia (far sighted), and blurring (astigmatism) – or any combination of such. The surgery is typically known as Lasik or Lasek, and it works by using a laser to change the shape of the cornea (the clear part of the eyeball that covers the iris and pupil). This is a typically private operation- that is, one wherein the patient incurs the cost, and it is not paid for with insurance. The popularity of this surgery is usually viewed as a cosmetic surgery- as the general population is more and more obsessed with their appearance.
Laser Eye Injuries
Minor and typical injuries associated with laser eye corrective surgery have been healing issues, dry eyes, night time glare, and corneal problems, and there has also been a bit of permanent eye damage reported. There could be more problems in the future, however, especially as we aren’t fully aware of the effects as human’s age. Many problems that have already occurred could have actually been avoided, should the medical facility have administered proper pre-surgical checks, as there are just some people who are not suitable candidates for this surgery. There have also been a few instances of injuries caused by incorrect use of laser eye equipment.
What Is Involved in a Personal Injury Claim
As this is a “new” industry, personal injury claims are also new. Compensation has ranged from the low hundreds to several thousands of pounds in compensation, simply depending on the severity of the injury. Claims can be made for simply the cost of the surgery- or include various other damages: pain and suffering, loss of wages, medical adaptations, etc. The loss of your full vision can impair you in several ways, and you deserve to be compensated in full, which is why you need to look into a specialist lawyer.
Why You Need Our Specialist Lawyers
As with any medical negligence case, there is proper protocol you have to adhere to. It must be proved that the eye surgeon fell below the duty of care – that is, the care, treatment, or skill you would have received from any other laser eye surgeon. The pursuit of a medical negligence case of any sort can be a lengthy process, filled with several steps – and our Medical Negligence Lawyers are not only desirable, but completely necessary. Our Medical Negligence Lawyers will not only help you get the justice you deserve, but they are extremely knowledgeable on similar cases, and have the right (and reputable) experts that can assist within your case
If you or a loved one has suffered from laser eye surgery you should contact us as soon as you can.
There are time limits which must be followed.
- Adults must file a claim for compensation within three years from the date of the incident or three years from the date of acknowledgement that the injury or illness is a result of medical negligence.
- Children have until their 21st birthday in which a claim must be filed. This is regardless of when the accident took place.
- Adults and children without mental capacity have no time limit in which they can file a claim. This rule is very specific so if you believe this is relative in your case you should contact or Medical Negligence Lawyers to make sure this rule applies to you.
If a claim is filled too late you may lose the right to compensation which is rightfully yours.
If you or a loved one has suffered from laser eye surgery negligence contact us today and receive a free no obligation consultation with one of our Medical Negligence Lawyers. You can get in touch by filling in our online claim form, requesting a call back or by calling us on the number above.
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