Laser Eye Surgery Compensation Claim Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee
If you have suffered an injury following laser eye surgery, and believe the medical professional acted negligently, we could help you make a claim for compensation.
Our specialist team have years of experience in helping clients bring medical negligence claims following laser surgery and can help you get the compensation you need to move on with your life.
Each year more than 15,000 people choose to have laser eye surgery, and while most procedures go to plan there can be complications leading to varying degrees of injury. Where these complications arise as a result of medical negligence, it is only right that you are compensated for all of the ways in which you have suffered. Calio Claims can help you today. Call us on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and one of our dedicated medical negligence specialists will get back to you right away. We look forward to hearing from you.
Laser eye surgery has been life-changing for many people, but it is not without risk. When medical professionals act negligently in performing laser eye surgery causing you injury, Calio Claims can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to. Surgery is carried out by an ophthalmologist, however, there may be several medical professionals involved in your procedure. The surgery itself involves the use of lasers to reshape the front surface (cornea) of your eyes so that you can focus better. It can correct issues with short and long sightedness. You can bring a claim against the body providing your treatment regardless of which member of staff was at fault, or where in the procedure negligence occurred. You may even be able to bring a claim where you were not properly advised of the risks involved in having laser eye surgery.
What type of laser treatment can I make a claim for?
We have assisted clients in bringing successful personal injury claims for each of the main types of laser eye surgery including:
- Surface laser treatments (PRK, LASEK and TransPRK)
LASIK is a corrective surgery in which a flap of the corneal surface is raised, and a thin layer of underlying tissue is removed using a laser.
SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) is a minimally invasive procedure. It can correct higher degrees of short-sightedness (myopia). This type of surgery is suitable for people who do or don’t have astigmatism.
Surface laser treatment is performed directly beneath the clear skin layer of the cornea, which is removed by the laser or the surgeon prior to laser reshaping in order to correct the vision.
What could be considered negligent laser surgery?
The majority of surgeries carried out will, of course, be trouble free. However, there can be some occasions where complications can arise, and often this can be as a result of negligence.
Negligent acts during or after such procedures can include:
- Failure to advise of the risks involved with such surgery
- Less than adequate aftercare
- Mistakes during the procedure
- Problems with vision
- Scarring on the cornea
- Damage to tear ducts
- Complete or partial blindness
What to do if you have sustained injury or medical problems due to negligent laser treatment
In order to claim for compensation for negligence following laser eye surgery, you must be able to prove that whatever the ophthalmologist and/or any other medical professional involved in your care, did (or failed to do) fell below a reasonable standard of care that could be expected. You must also be able to prove that those failures either directly caused the injuries described or have contributed to them.
All medical professionals have a duty of care to their patients to ensure that they are made aware of any risks involved for any surgical procedure. Patients should always be advised of the benefits and dangers so that they can make an informed decision about their treatment. If you were not properly advised and suffered an injury, you may also be able to bring a claim for compensation.
What can I claim for?
Our specialist team of solicitors can help recover compensation for pain and suffering, treatment costs, and loss of earnings, along with any care that has been provided, and out of pocket expenses.
There is a three-year time limit for making a claim for compensation and raising legal proceedings for laser eye surgery complications resulting in physical or psychiatric injury. It is therefore essential that if you have experienced negligence by a medical or any other healthcare professional you seek expert legal advice as soon as possible.
Contact our specialist laser surgery compensation lawyers today
If you believe you are suffering from an injury following laser surgery, contact our specialist personal injury team today. The team is spread across our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland - making it easy and convenient for you to consult one of our experts. We will be happy to discuss your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.