Failure to diagnose conditions and diseases

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Our eyes are one of the most important, yet most fragile areas of our bodies and they are crucial in allowing us to perform a wide range of common, daily tasks. When it comes to dealing with medical issues in this area, finding any potential problems, conditions and diseases is crucial to ensuring that we are able to keep our sight functioning and any negligence here can lead to rather serious consequences.

If your doctor fails to diagnose an eye condition or disease it could lead to far more serious eye problems down the line, including blindness which could have a major impact on your life. If you have suffered as a result of this then you could be looking to make a personal injury claim.

WHO CAN I CLAIM AGAINST FOR A FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE EYE CONDITIONS AND DISEASES?

When it comes to the diagnosis of eye conditions and diseases, this responsibility usually comes down to your doctor, or an eye specialist if you have been referred to one. As the eye is such an important area, particular attention should be paid by your healthcare professional to any potential injuries or medical conditions in this area, and if they have failed to identify any potential risks or problems then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.

WHAT ARE SOME EYE CONDITIONS AND DISEASES THAT COULD AFFECT ME?

  • Cataracts
  • Retinal detachment
  • Diseased retina
  • Damaged caused by the sun
  • Macular degeneration.

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS THAT I CAN CLAIM ON TOP OF MY PERSONAL INJURY?

  • Permanent damages – a failure to diagnose a serious eye condition or disease can lead to a quick deterioration of your eyesight and potential blindness. If this happens to you then it could have a major impact on your lifestyle and your work, as a result you may be eligible to make a compensation claim
  • Further medical costs – if you require further medical treatment or surgery as the result of negligence on the behalf of your doctor or specialist then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation
  • Loss of income – if negligence on the behalf of your doctor or eye surgeon leads to a deteriorating eye condition leads to you being unable to work, or unable to return to work at all then you could be eligible for a compensation claim.

HOW CAN THE TEAM AT MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP ME?

When it comes to dealing with personal injury claims, we know how intimidating it can be when it comes to dealing with large organisations and we are not afraid to tackle them head–on. Our team brings together a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you throughout your personal injury claim, ensuring that every penny of compensation that you are entitled to is put straight back into your pocket.