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Being one of the most fragile and important organs of our body, it is crucial that the eye is looked after correctly, and any problems or conditions are diagnosed as soon as possible to prevent any other issues arising further down the line.
If a medical professional fails to diagnose an eye condition early enough, this can have severe ramifications for the health of your eye in the future potentially even permanent blindness. This responsibility may fall to your General Practitioner, optician, or an eye specialist if you have been referred to one. If you feel that a delay or failure to diagnose has left you with further problems, you may be eligible to make a claim.
Common eye conditions may include:
- Sun damage
- Macular degeneration
- Disease of the retina
- Detachment of the retina
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Avoidable damage to your eyesight
If your eyesight has been affected by negligent treatment, perhaps because of a failure to diagnose a condition or disease, then it’s your right to seek compensation for a failure to diagnose your eye condition.
Damaged eyesight can have a lasting impact on your physical capabilities and can also result in some debilitating symptoms, such as chronic headaches and migraines. Conditions such as detachment of the retina and cataracts that have occurred as a result of negligent treatment can also impact your life negatively in the long-term.
Furthermore, a failure to diagnose an eye condition that could have been prevented is an incredibly frustrating and upsetting experience.
Rest assured, when you consult a medical negligence expert such as Patient Claim Line in your corner, you can pursue a claim with confidence.
Making a claim for a misdiagnosed eye condition
If you have suffered from an eye condition misdiagnosis, Patient Claim Line have specialist experience in this field.
When you contact our dedicated medical negligence team today, you’ll not only receive a free consultation, but should your case be accepted, we’ll exercise a unique and hands-on approach.
Just like you, we want nothing more than to secure the compensation you deserve for the eye surgery negligence you have experienced.
To support you with your case, the more evidence that you can gather now will be crucial to the success we have going forward.
This may include:
- Any documentation and medical records related to your eyes
- Evidence documenting your appointments history
- Any loss of earnings
When it comes to making a medical negligence claim, the process can be daunting. Here at Patient Claim Line we are dedicated to taking on all the hard work for you using our wealth of knowledge in the field ensuring that you are guided efficiently throughout your claim and that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Failure to Diagnose Eye Conditions and Diseases Claim?
Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts
Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in cancer negligence and general medical negligence claims.
At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with a combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.
It’s not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.
Frequently asked questions about Failure to Diagnose Eye Conditions and Diseases Claims
Our expert legal team answer your questions about making a Failure to Diagnose Eye Conditions and Diseases Claim
When calculating eye injury compensation, the amount awarded will depend on several factors, including the length of time you have suffered for and the impact that the error has had on your daily life. Less serious cases may have a smaller payout because the injury was relatively minor, while more serious cases that involve life-altering consequences have far larger compensation payouts. We can assure all our customers that our dedicated legal team will ensure you get the maximum compensation that you deserve.
If you have suffered due to medical negligence when receiving treatment on the NHS, you can bring a claim against the NHS Trust involved. You can also bring a claim if you’ve suffered negligence when receiving private treatment. Many hospitals and private clinics now seek to correct vision problems with laser eye surgery. You could be entitled to make a laser eye surgery claim if you have received substandard care during your treatment which caused you harm or suffering. As with all surgical procedures, it’s important that the risks of laser eye surgery are fully communicated, so that you can give full consent. Failure to explain the risks and deal with consent appropriately can give rise to a claim in itself. A poor outcome to laser surgery does not necessarily mean that there has been negligence but may require investigation.
When making a claim against the NHS, the compensation will be paid by NHS Resolution. NHS Resolution, previously known as The NHS Litigation Authority, will pay compensation on behalf of the NHS body that you are making a claim against. If making a claim against a private clinic or hospital, it will be the organisation’s insurance that pays compensation for clinical negligence.
In general, you have 3 years from the “date of knowledge” in which to make your claim for an eye injury. The “date of knowledge” is the date when you first became aware that a mistake has been made. Often people find out that a mistake has been made straight away, but sometimes a lot of time can pass before anyone admits that something has gone wrong. If the person who suffered medical negligence was under 18 at the time, the time limit is 3 years from the date of their 18th birthday (i.e. their 21st birthday). If the person the mistake happened to does not have mental capacity, there can be no time limit. We would always advise you to call if there is any doubt about whether or not you are out of time. It costs you nothing to get some advice from us and its always better to be certain.
Meet our Failure to Diagnose Eye Conditions and Diseases Team
Partner, Senior Solicitor
Michael Gray is a Partner, Senior Solicitor & Team Leader in our Medical Negligence Department. With over 15 years experience, Michael is highly regarded in the field due to his thorough and compassionate approach.
Michael’s ultimate focus is always on client care. During his time here at Fletchers, he has achieved truly life changing settlements for his clients, which ensure that those individuals have their long-term needs provided for. Michael regularly receives excellent feedback from his clients, who can sometimes be sad to part on conclusion of their claim. With The Legal 500, he has been described as “a superstar…” with “…a wealth of experience in clinical litigation…” who “…heads up a team of very good lawyers who deal with cases of the most complexity and significant value.”. Michael and his team work on some of the most complex cases for our seriously injured clients, many of which take many years to resolve.
“Michael Gray is an outstanding solicitor: knowledgeable, a good communicator, hardworking and displays very good judgement in difficult cases.”
“Michael Gray is a very bright lawyer, sees through a case very well and understands the challenges and the strong points”
Notable Settled Cases
MS v Swansea Bay UHB, 2021
A client suffered a life changing stroke leading to profound disability because, of negligent cessation of Warfarin before an angiogram. Settlement £4.3m capitalised.
KB v Solent NHS (1) Portsmouth NHS Foundation Trust, 2020
Client developed Cauda Equina Syndrome after a physiotherapist failed refer to a spinal surgeon. Settlement of £900,000.
KM v Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS FT, 2019
Client developed Cauda Equina Syndrome as a result of a failure to swab for MRSA and further failings on the part of GPs. Settlement of £1,850,000.
DS v North Tees and Hartlepool NHS FT, 2019
Client developed Cauda Equina Syndrome following a failure to manage him accordingly resulting in a delay in treatment. Settlement of £1,250,000.
- Key member of the newly formed Clinical Negligence Panel, 2022
Associate & Senior Solicitor
Hannah joined our Medical Negligence Department in February 2017, managing with a wide-ranging caseload with a particular interest in fatal claims.
Now, as a Senior Solicitor, Hannah supervises and develops junior members of her team and takes immense pride in delivering excellent client care and establishing a rapport with her clients to provide support throughout the claims process.
Above all, Hannah stands tall as a brilliant example of compassion and professionalism, inspiring many around her to strive for the highest standards of excellence.
HN (a minor) v University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, 2019: Acting on behalf of her client following a delay in diagnosing Sacral Agenesis. Achieved a settlement of £250,000.
VP [deceased] v Sundridge Developments Ltd, 2019: Acting for her client after a femur fracture so severe that the deceased was bed bound and passed away within 12 months. Achieved a settlement of £40,000 for the estate of deceased.
KL v Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, 2018: Acting on behalf of her client who experienced grade 3-4 pressure ulcers which healed but left client with scarring. As a result of client’s scarring, she suffered moderate depression and PTSD. Achieved a settlement of £85,000.
Veronique has been working in the legal field since 2018 and her career started in conveyancing and private client. She currently part of our medical negligence team. Veronique has always had an interest in medical law since her university days and having parents that work in the NHS – Surgeon and Nurse.
Jennifer is a Solicitor who specialises in Medical Negligence. Jennifer has worked in Medical Negligence across the North of England and joined the Manchester office in 2018. Jennifer has a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim and prides herself on giving the very best customer service. Jennifer works in team 14 and has a wide range of experience, particularly in delayed diagnosis of cancer claims, shoulder and eye injuries.
Outside of the office Jennifer is a Trustee of Warrington Youth Rowing, a charity which currently works with children receiving pupil premium in over 20 schools across Cheshire and Merseyside. The charity aims to help the participants to develop a wide range of life skills such as time keeping, team work and commitment as well as improving their self-confidence.
Highlights of recently settled cases
C v Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – 2020 – £90,000.00 for a 76 year old who suffered with a gastric ulcer which was not monitored. They lost the opportunity for an early diagnosis of gastric cancer which would have been curative and were only able to receive palliative chemotherapy. Their life expectancy was reduced by five years.
AO (deceased) v Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust -2020 – £90,000.00 for a 77 year old who suffered a deterioration of their cardiac function when they were lost to cardiac follow up. Their deterioration during this time lead to their premature death in 2018.
H v United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust -2021 – £300,000.00 for a 62 year old who suffered negligent treatment leaving them with only 5% vision in their left eye which caused depression and their premature retirement from their job as a carer.
W v St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust -2022 – £137,000.00 for a 47 year old for the poor management of their skin cancer which metastasised. Their life expectancy was estimated to be less than 12 months beyond settlement.
R v Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board -2022 – £34,000.00 for a 84 year old who suffered subsidence of their total hip replacement and a grade 3 pressure sore which continued to cause pain at settlement. Causation was disputed
“Jennifer was Fantastic, she deserves a medal!
“From beginning to end if I ever needed to call her, she was there. Sometimes I called her and I got upset about losing my husband- she understood and was so lovely to me. I’ve already recommended Fletchers to my friends. Thank you so much”
“My agent Jennifer has been a godsend!! She has been the main person that I have had contact with, she has been reassuring, understanding and compassionate. She has answered all my questions and she asked me questions I didn’t even think of! I’ve been very happy with the service so far as my case is ongoing. Jennifer is a credit to your company, thank you”.
“Thank you for everything you have done. You have been nothing but outstanding and a credit to the practice! Thank you once again”.
“The level of communication has been excellent. I have been dealing with Jennifer Argent who has been phenomenal. I would highly recommend Fletchers”.
“Jennifer has been extremely patient with me. Despite the long and stressful nature of this case, she’s always there to keep me up-to-date and answer any questions I have. Outstanding”
“Jennifer has been lovely and amazing and explain everything in a way that was easy for me to understand”
“My case handler Jennifer Argent has been fantastic throughout, my case has not been simple and has ended up being quite drawn out but Jennifer worked diligently and got the best outcome.”
“Made me feel at ease at all times especially when listening to my story of what happened and always feel the best is being done. Thank you very much, would highly recommend
“Jennifer is a first class solicitor all round”
“Jennifer Argent was amazing, she really connected with how I felt, what happened and made me feel reassured all the way through. She kept me fully updated with where we were and what happens next. She did an amazing job and I will always ben thankful for all the help and work that was put in. I would definitely recommend should anyone need to consult in them and a massive thanks again to all involved”
"Now we have peace of mind"
My husband, Nick, went back and forth to the doctors for a long time and tried everything the doctor recommended. But his illness got worse, to the point that he was in agony.
In the end we got so desperate that we asked for a referral. The doctor was reluctant, so we had to consult a private hospital. That’s when we found out there was a tumour. It took years from the onset of his illness to finally start cancer treatment.
He used to be a man with a lot to live for, but in the end he was in so much pain that he withdrew from the family. He became angry that nobody had helped him sooner, and the legal team were able to give him the validation that he was desperately seeking. The NHS confirmed if they had done more, Nick would still be alive today.