Eye Claim Specialists

Cataract Surgery Compensation Claims

Removing the eye's natural lens which has a cataract and replacing with an artificial intraocular lens implant can help improve vision and reduce the need to wear glasses, sadly sometimes things go wrong.

Removing the eye's natural lens which has a cataract and replacing with an artificial intraocular lens implant can help improve vision and reduce the need to wear glasses, sadly sometimes things go wrong.

If your sight has been made worse because of negligent cataract surgery, sub-standard YAG treatment, or a defective or unsuitable lens our specialist solicitor panel could help you make a no win no fee compensation claim.

Complications Of Cataract Surgery

Our specialist solicitor panel are assisting clients with complications including:

  • Discomfort due to lens rubbing on cornea
  • Permanent double vision
  • Corneal scarring
  • Visual floaters
  • Excessive eye dryness
  • Severe and reoccurring infection
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Poor night vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Retinal detachment
  • Partial or full vision loss

If your vision has been adversely affected following cataract or YAG treatment you may consider making a claim for compensation.

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Types Of Cataract Surgery Claims We Assist With

Claims our specialist solicitor panel are assisting with include:

  • Surgeon fitting a faulty lens
  • Manufacturing errors
  • Failing to consider pre-surgery eye prescription
  • Fitting the lens in an unsuitable patient
  • Non qualified practitioner carrying out cataract surgery or YAG treatment
  • Fitting the wrong type of lens
  • Not taking into account of existing eye condition
  • Failing to tell the patient about the risks and alternatives
  • Negligent surgery
  • Unacceptable aftercare

If your vision has been affected following cataract or YAG surgery you may consider making a claim for compensation.

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Recovering Compensation

A successful claim can help improve the quality of life as it can allow a claimant to recover past and future costs for:

  • Corrective treatment
  • Care & rehabilitation
  • Loss of earnings
  • Out of pocket expenses and more

What can I claim?

Free Claim Assessment - No Obligation

Before you decide to claim, start your free, no obligation case assessment to check if one of our panel solicitors can assist you on a no win no fee basis.

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Cataract Surgery Claims We Assist With:

Cataract Surgery Claims We Assist With:

Surgeon implants a faulty or damaged lens

Patients who undergo cataract surgery should be assured that their damaged lens is replaced by a perfect one, sadly this is not always the case.

If your vision has been affected because your surgeon inserted a damaged or faulty lens you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Surgeon fails to explain the risks of cataract surgery

It is a legal requirement before a surgeon performs cataract surgery or YAG laser treatment for them to fully inform the patient of the risks and suitable alternative treatment, so they can decide whether or not to undergo the procedure, unfortunately this is not always the case.

If your vision has been affected and the surgeon failed to disclose the risks beforehand you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failure to take into consideration pre-cataract surgery eye sight prescription

To help provide the most appropriate cataract surgery your consultant should take into account your eye prescription and ocular health, however this is not always the case.

If your vision has been affected because the surgeon failed in their duty of care, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Cataract surgery carried out by non-qualified consultant or practitioner

Patients undergoing cataract surgery should expect the procedure to be conducted by an experienced eye surgeon, unfortunately this is not every patient's experience. 

If your vision has been affected because it was carried out by a non-qualified practitioner you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Fitting the wrong type of lens

Patients who undergo cataract surgery expect the surgeon to exchange the lens with a suitable replacement, however this is not always the case.

If your vision has been affected because the wrong type of lens was inserted you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Cataract lens manufacturing errors

A variety of artificial lenses are used in cataract surgery, despite quality control mechanisms faulty and damaged lenses are still distributed for surgery.

If your vision has been affected by faulty or damaged lens you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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YAG laser treatment errors following cataract surgery

After cataract surgery some patients develop further eye problems and are recommended YAG laser treatment, this secondary procedure promises to restore vision to the level of the original surgery, unfortunately this is not always the case and sometimes things go wrong.

If your vision has not been restored as promised or been made worse by YAG laser treatment you may be entitled to claim compensation

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Carrying out cataract surgery on an unsuitable patient

It is fair to expect a eye surgeon to only recommend treatment that is suitable and appropriate, sadly not everyone who undergoes cataract surgery or YAG laser treatment is a suitable candidate.

If your vision has been affected because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Conducting cataract surgery and not taking into account an existing eye condition

To help provide the most suitable cataract surgery your consultant should take into account your ocular health, but his is not always the case. 

If your vision has been affected because of a lack of duty of care you may be able to claim compensation.

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Loss of vision caused by negligent cataract surgery

When undergoing cataract surgery, patients should expect nothing less than the treatment to be carried out professionally, sadly this is not always the case.

If your vision has been affected because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Unacceptable or Inadequate aftercare following cataract surgery

Post cataract surgery patients should have access to suitable aftercare but sadly this is not everyone's experience.

If your vision has been affected because of unacceptable aftercare you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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