Laser Eye Surgery Error Claims
Laser eye surgery has become quite popular over the years. These days, an increasing number of people are choosing to undergo laser eye surgery in order to improve their eyesight. Laser eye surgery procedure involves using a laser to change the shape of the cornea permanently. The procedure is quite simple and it takes just about an hour to get the work done. The cost of the procedure varies because they are mostly undertaken privately.
In the vast majority of cases, the surgery produces excellent results. However, there are times when mistakes do happen. If your eyesight has been damaged following a laser eye surgery, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.
The eyes are the most sensitive parts of the body and when they are damaged, they can have long term effect on the victim and also reduce the quality of their life. When people undergo medical procedures, they put their trust in their doctors and expect them to provide a very high level of medical care. Unfortunately, there are times when the standard of care provided falls below the expected levels. In such cases, it may be possible for the victim to make laser eye surgery error claims.
What Can Go Wrong?
Laser eye surgery can go wrong in several ways. These include:
- Failure to diagnose retinal tears
- Misdiagnosis of eye conditions
- Failure to diagnose malignancy
- Failure to diagnose glaucoma
- Corneal Ectasia
- Laser surgical accidents
Medical professionals owe a duty of care to their patients. They have a duty to ensure that any procedures are carried out to the highest standards. Medical professionals must be adequately trained in the respective fields and they must take all the necessary steps to prevent errors from taking place. If they fail in their duty of care, they may be held responsible for your injuries. If it can be established that your eyesight was damaged as a result of negligence of the laser eye surgeon, you may be able to recover compensation.
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Laser eye surgery error is a specialist area and making a laser eye surgery error claim can be a complicated process. For this reason, it is essential to appoint specialist medical negligence solicitors to handle your case.
To discuss your case with experienced solicitors, call us now on our free telephone number.
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