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Ophthalmic Negligence

Vision is one of our most valued senses and any harm to it can dramatically affect our quality of life. At Berwick Solicitors, we understand the trust patients place in the hands of ophthalmic professionals and the significant impact when that trust is compromised due to negligence. Our team has proven expertise in handling ophthalmic negligence claims, offering authoritative legal services marked by trustworthiness and a track record of successful client representation.

Understanding Ophthalmic Negligence

Ophthalmic negligence refers to the harm caused by the failure of eye care professionals to provide adequate care during ophthalmic procedures. Common causes of such claims include:

  • Surgical errors during procedures like cataract or LASIK surgery
  • Failure to properly manage or diagnose conditions such as glaucoma
  • Delay in treatment of eye infections
  • Incorrect management of foreign bodies in the eye
  • Injuries caused by unrelated treatments leading to eye damage

Compensation Insights for Ophthalmic Negligence in Ireland

What Is the Average Payout for Medical Negligence in Ireland?

The average compensation for medical negligence in Ireland, including ophthalmic cases, varies and is dependent on individual case specifics, with the reported average by the State Claims Agency being €63,000.

How Do I Prove Medical Negligence in Ireland?

Proving medical negligence involves establishing that the healthcare provider breached the standard of care and this breach resulted in harm. For ophthalmic negligence, this may include expert testimonies and medical records analysis.

What Is the Statute of Limitations in Ireland for Medical Negligence?

In Ireland, the statute of limitations for medical negligence claims, including those for ophthalmic negligence, is generally two years from the date the person knew or should have known that they suffered harm.

Can You Claim Compensation for Negligence?

Yes, patients who have suffered due to negligence, including ophthalmic negligence, are entitled to claim compensation for damages, pain and suffering, loss of earnings and other related losses.

What Amount of Compensation Can I Expect?

Compensation amounts for ophthalmic negligence will vary based on factors like the extent of the vision loss, impact on lifestyle and the need for future care or corrective procedures.

How Much Compensation for Negligence?

While the exact compensation for negligence, particularly in ophthalmic cases, depends on individual circumstances, it aims to cover all damages including medical costs, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering.

Ophthalmic Negligence and Where Berwick Solicitors Can Help

Adverse outcomes from ophthalmic surgery can range from corneal scarring and chronic pain to severe consequences such as blindness. Our team at Berwick Solicitors is adept at advising on complex ophthalmic surgery cases and can determine whether there may be grounds for a legal claim.

Why Berwick?

Our solicitors possess the legal expertise and compassionate understanding needed to support individuals through the aftermath of ophthalmic negligence. We manage every aspect of the process, aiming to obtain compensation that addresses both immediate needs and future impacts.

Our Experience in Ophthalmic Negligence Claims

Berwick Solicitors has considerable experience in representing clients who have faced complications from various surgical procedures, including ophthalmic surgeries. Our approach involves a comprehensive assessment of your situation, securing necessary expert evidence and guiding you through the complexities of the legal process with clarity and support.

Failed Ophthalmic Treatments and Procedures

We have represented clients in cases involving:

  • Failed LASIK or LASEK laser eye treatments
  • Issues surrounding consent and counselling for cataract surgery
  • Mismanagement of foreign bodies in the eye
  • Delays in diagnosis or treatment of eye conditions like glaucoma
  • Eye trauma leading to conditions such as retinal detachment
  • Corneal abrasions and their consequences

Making Your Ophthalmic Negligence Claim with Berwick Solicitors

If you or a loved one has suffered due to ophthalmic negligence, Berwick Solicitors is prepared to evaluate your case and provide the expert advice needed to pursue a claim. Our commitment to our clients is unwavering and we stand ready to ensure that you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

For expert guidance and comprehensive support on handling medical negligence claims in Ireland, refer to our medical negligence solicitors page. Our dedicated team, with extensive experience across a wide range of medical negligence cases, is committed to delivering the justice and compensation you are entitled to. We provide detailed information and resources to assist you through this challenging process, ensuring you have the representation you need.


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Berwick Solicitors are regarded as one of the top medical negligence law firms in Ireland