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Ophthalmic eye negligence claims

Loss of sight is extremely frightening. Your life changes overnight such that undertaking simple tasks becomes an epic achievement following ophthalmic negligence.

At Hugh James we understand that when you seek advice relating to your eyesight from a GP or an optician you expect professional expertise. You depend upon their diagnosis.

Sadly, mistakes are sometimes made by medical professionals, resulting in pain, heartache, and frustration for victims and their families alike.

If you suffer from a loss of sight as the result of an accident, a misdiagnosis or from medical negligence you could be able to claim compensation.

Key contact

Ruth Powell


Ruth is a Partner and Head of our Clinical Negligence Department. She has exclusively practised in clinical negligence since qualifying in 1995 and has a wealth of experience in complex and high value clinical negligence claims.

Ophthalmic eye compensation claims

Clinical Negligence claims in relation to ophthalmology are claims that are related to the eyes. This can include negligent treatment to many different areas of the eyes.

Some examples of ophthalmic claims include:

  • cataract claims
  • failure to diagnose children’s vision problems
  • failure to diagnose conditions such as retinal detachment or retinal tears
  • failure to diagnose diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration
  • failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of malignancy
  • glaucoma claims
  • inappropriate or delayed ophthalmic treatment
  • misdiagnosis of eye conditions
  • paediatric ophthalmology claims
  • radial keratotomy
  • surgical accidents, including problems with cataract Surgery and laser surgery
  • toxic optic neuropathy

Hugh James clinical negligence experience

Hugh James’s clinical negligence specialists comprise an experienced team, dedicated to helping victims of all types of medical negligence including ophthalmic eye claims.

Over the years the clinical negligence experts at Hugh James have successfully recovered damages for many patients and have become experts in this field of medical negligence.

We are able to assist you on a no win, no fee basis.

If we advise that you have a potential claim for compensation, we will act to gather the relevant employment and medical evidence to build your case.

We have access to the best specialist medical experts to enable us to obtain evidence of past and possible future needs to ensure that you are adequately compensated for the disability you suffer.

We treat every client with sensitivity and care, whilst aiming at the same time to deliver results including the highest financial settlement possible. At Hugh James we believe in providing excellent client care by keeping clients informed at each stage of the case.

Our initial assessment of your clinical negligence claim is free of charge.

If you or a member of your family has suffered as a result of a wrong medical diagnosis or poor treatment, contact our friendly and approachable team today.

If after talking to us, you decide not to take matters further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for our initial advice session.

Our clinical negligence team has experience in a wide range of ophthalmic claims and if you feel that you have suffered as a result of any negligent ophthalmic (eye) treatment, you can contact a member of our specialist team today for free advice and guidance.

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