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Medical Negligence

Injuries Affecting Sight, Eye Injury Claims

Losing your eyesight as a result of sub-standard medical treatment is a devastating experience. Even the partial loss of sight can have a huge impact on your life, and prevent you doing things you enjoy.

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Losing your eyesight as a result of sub-standard medical treatment is a devastating experience. Even the partial loss of sight can have a huge impact on your life, and prevent you doing things you enjoy.

At Bolt Burdon Kemp, our solicitors have considerable experience of handling eye injury claims. We ensure that your claim focuses on rehabilitation and improving your life experience, as well as recovering compensation because of the things you can no longer do. Our team will help you to secure compensation, support and rehabilitation that will enable you to rebuild your life.

Our clinical negligence team has dealt with a wide variety of cases involving eye injuries and visual impairment, whether on their own or when they have been caused along with other injuries.

Some examples of recent cases in which we have helped our client recover compensation and get treatment, include the following:-

  • Visual impairment or blindness resulting from brain damage, for example following oxygen deprivation during surgery
  • Failure to diagnose or treat neurological conditions such as strokes, that result in blindness or impaired vision
  • Delay in diagnosis or treatment of glaucoma, a condition which causes pressure within the eye to rise and which if untreated can lead to permanent nerve or vascular damage, resulting in reduction or loss of vision.
  • Mismanagement of eye injuries that impedes recovery
  • Substandard cataract or other surgery

Our sympathetic solicitors understand the difficulties you may experience when bringing a medical negligence claim and can guide you through this difficult and potentially stressful process to the conclusion of your claim. If you think you may have a claim for medical negligence because your eyes have been damaged, or your vision impaired when you received treatment, or if you think more should have been done then contact our team today and we will explain your options to you.

Why should I instruct Bolt Burdon Kemp for a loss of vision claim?

We understand that every claimant has different needs and priorities. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for you in the circumstances.

Eye injuries or visual impairment will affect different people in different ways. It is important to us that the full impact on our client’s is reflected in their claims to ensure that they receive the full amount of compensation to which they are entitled.

We have vast experience dealing with clinical negligence claims that result in loss of vision and have developed links with renowned medical experts who can provide expert evidence in these cases including both consultant ophthalmologists and optometrists.

We appreciate the importance of regaining your quality of life after you have been injured. We are familiar with the problems that you may face as a result of your injuries including difficulties in accessing the medical treatment, therapies and equipment you need to aid your recovery. We are also able to provide our clients with practical help and support to help minimise the impact of their injuries in the immediate, medium and longer term.

Meet our Medical Negligence Team

Felicity Cottle
Solicitor – Part of the Medical Negligence Team
Joshua Hughes
Head of Complex Injury
Hannah Travis
Associate – Part of the Medical Negligence Team
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  • We would like to take this opportunity to thank Hannah and Josh. We were so lucky to have found Bolt Burdon Kemp Solicitors. Hannah has been with us every step of the way, always being supportive, professional, sympathetic and compassionate. Keeping us updated with everything and has always been contactable…
  • I can’t put into words how amazing I think Hannah was, what an asset Hannah is to the firm and how she made a stressful situation much easier to deal with.  I know I was sometimes a difficult person to deal with as I had depression and anxiety issues during…
  • Hannah was really fantastic, I cannot thank her enough.  She was so lovely to me.  The money will never bring him back but it will help me and the letter of apology Hannah secured for me really helps me to move on.  I did not expect to get anywhere with…
  • I genuinely believe that no firm other than Bolt Burdon Kemp could have dealt with my case as well as Hannah did.  The service was absolutely excellent from start to finish, Hannah went above and beyond from day one.  She was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, empathetic and sympathetic.  I had only…

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