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  • Overview

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently secured compensation of £8,000 for a patient who has been left with a permanently dilated pupil (mydriasis) in one eye.

    This case involved failure of a crucial piece of machinery during delicate laser surgery on the patient's cataracts. The machine in question is used to control the vitreous jelly during the operation. Unfortunately, machinery broke down half way through the procedure and the ophthalmic surgeon was not able to safely complete the procedure. The machinary failure led to the nerves in the patient's eye being damaged, leaving her with a dilated pupil.

    A specialist ophthalmic surgeon was invited to prepare a report on the prognosis in this case and. He concluded that the patient's pupil was unlikely to reduce in size any further. 

    Thankfully, the patient's visual acuity was only very slightly affected by this condition on a day to day basis. She did suffer from some loss of colour vision and she was not able to drive at night, but thankfully she had little cause to do so. The main irritation was bright sunshine as this caused significant glaring in the effected eye and she will have to wear sun glasses on anything other than a cloudy day.

    James Cahan has significant experience of dealing with ophthalmic cases. If you would like to ask James a question about a potential case involving ophthalmology or you have a general query about medical negligence contact James on 01892 701289 in confidence.

    We have one of the largest and most experienced specialist medical negligence teams in Southern England including London. Our team of highly experienced lawyers has the depth and range of expertise essential in this sensitive and often complex area of law. Our clinical negligence team is very proud to be ranked Number 1 in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK.

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    Clinical Negligence Compensation Claims

    We have one of the most well-established and experienced clinical negligence teams in the country. Our clinical negligence lawyers have a reputation for winning complex medical negligence cases and we have helped thousands of people claim compensation.   

    Vision claims

    Our clinical negligence team has dealt with numerous claims relating to negligent eye surgery and ophthalmic treatment. We have the experience and expertise to successfully recover compensation for you in an eye related claim. Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    Surgery compensation claims

    If you have suffered as a result of negligence during surgery, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim. We have a long history of success in claiming compensation for claims involving surgical errors. Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

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