Patient Claim Line’s expert medical negligence team are actively acting on for former patients who have have had treatment that was intended to stabilise their vision. Following the eye treatment, patients have alleged that their vision was negatively affected.
Patients were provided injections to improve or stabilise their vision. These injections are known as intravitreal injections, which is where a drug into the eye (more specifically the vitreous body). It is administered through the white part of the eye (sclera). However, our clients have purported that the needle caused damage to their lens’, causing damage to their vision.
An external independent investigator was brought in by New Cross Hospital following reports from a number of patients that their vision had been affected after receiving these injections. The investigator was tasked with understanding what went wrong with the treatment and suggest what could be improved. They also carried out checks to make sure everything was conducted correctly.
According to the hospital, the locum consultant (a doctor brought in to fill the role temporarily) who performed the treatments has been stopped from carrying out this procedure. In addition, the doctor no longer works in the hospital.
We have learnt that from the hospital’s investigation that 38% of the patients who received intravitreal injections showed evidence of lens damage; with some patients suffering damage in both of their eyes. This complication rate is vastly larger than what would usually be expected. Bearing this in mind, Patient Claim Line believes the number of patients impacted by the treatment could potentially be significant and we encourage anyone who has concerns to come forward.
The needle used in the procedure caused damage to lens of numerous patients, resulting in their vision being affected
38% of patients who underwent the procedure showed evidence of lens damage
The locum doctor who performed the injections was stopped from doing this procedure
What are the next steps?
Patient Claim Line's expert medical negligence team, which is led by Christian Beadell, Head of Group Action, are currently helping a group of claimants who suffered eye injury after ophthalmology treatment at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. We encourage anyone who believes they have been affected to seek legal advice.
Do you feel you have been affected?
Have you have received an intravitreal injection at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, and your vision has suffered as a result? Then our experts are here to help. At Patient Claim Line, we work solely on a No Win, No Fee basis, eliminating any financial risk to you. Call our specialist team and they will explain the process and how we can help.Find out if you can claim
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Our Group Actions team is led by Christian Beadell and Francesca Paul. They are supported by, a specialist team of talented medical negligence solicitors. The team forms part of a wider medical negligence department, with Peter Rigby at the helm. Our Group Actions team specialises in bringing forward collective clinical negligence claims against an individual, and have a track record of successfully securing compensation for our clients.
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