Negligent Optician Damage Claims
If an optician is negligent and causes eye damage during an exam, the consequences can be life altering.
After all, the last thing an individual expects when they schedule an appointment or a procedure with an eye doctor is that they’ll leave with additional eye damage. If you’ve found yourself with damage or an eye that’s been injured due to negligence, we understand that you likely feel frustrated and isolated.
This type of injury can, after all, affect your ability to carry out most daily activities including hobbies and sports, but also basic tasks like working and driving. Our office is here to help you make the situation right.
You can always contact us for a free evaluation at 0808 164 9153. Our office can let you know if we think your case is a good fit for a claim, but we won’t try to pressure you into filing one or rush you into beginning your case.
Types of Negligence by Opticians
This negligence consists of incidents that are caused by accidents, below standard care, or simple errors that occur when you are being treated. The doctor has a duty to provide you with an excellent standard of care, and is legally bound to do so. If they fail to complete this duty, then they may have caused you an injury and put you at risk.
Here are several examples of negligence by opticians:
- Misdiagnosis that triggers incorrect care: For example, being given an incorrect prescription.
- Failure to see a problem with your eyes: This mistake could cause your sight to get dramatically worse, leading to additional issues.
- Negligence: Treatment you receive actually causes the issue to become worse.
If you don’t see the issue that you’ve dealt with listed here, please don’t be concerned. If you contact us, we may still be able to assist you with your problem. Contact us to determine if we will be able to assist you with a claim.
Errors during laser eye surgery
This type of surgery is becoming increasingly popular, and typically has excellent results for individuals who want an alternative to corrective lenses. However, if the doctor makes a mistake during the procedure, your eyesight may be damaged permanently. For example, your night vision may be reduced, which can mean that it’s more difficult for you to drive at night, or incorrect treatment may cause astigmatism.
How does compensation help?
Once you’ve contacted us, we’ll put you in contact with a specialist who works as a medical negligence solicitor, ensuring that all parts of your injury are considered carefully.
If you’ve received treatment that was negligent, it’s possible that you had to pay for additional treatment in order to fix the issue. The compensation you may be able to obtain could cover the cost of this, as well as any additional adaptations, medical treatment, or medication that you’ve needed because of the damage.
The solicitor will also consider additional expenses, like:
- Career impact
- Cost of time off work
- Travel and lodging costs for you and your loved ones
- The effect on your quality of life
- The social impact of the injury on you and those you care about.