Eye Claim Specialists

Lack Of Informed Consent Compensation Claims

Before a patient consents to an eye procedure the risks and alternatives must be made clear beforehand, so they can give 'informed consent'. 

If your vision has been made worse following surgery and you feel you would not have agreed to the treatment had you been made fully aware of the risks or alternatives available our specialist solicitor panel could help you make a no win no fee compensation claim.

Complications of Eye Procedures

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 eye treatment and you was not made aware of the risks beforehand, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

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Types of 'Informed Consent' Claims We Assist With

Lack of 'informed consent' claims our specialist solicitor panel are assisting with include:

  • Failing to find out what the patient wants to achieve
  • Failing to advise of the risks
  • Failing to advise of the complications 
  • Failing to advise of alternative treatment
  • Failing to advise that the patient can cancel at any time
  • Failing to discuss the physical and psychological impact if things go wrong
  • Failing to ensure consent is signed before surgery
  • Failing to ensure the consent is legal
  • Failing to allow time for a patient to change their mind
  • Influencing the patient or offering an incentive for agreeing to have treatment more rapidly
  • Failing to ensure the patient has the legal/mental capacity to make the consent
  • Failing to clearly explain the costs
  • Failure to advise about aftercare

If your vision has been adversely affected and you feel you would not have consented to the procedure if you had been made fully aware beforehand 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

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Lack Of Informed Consent Claims We Assist With:

Failure to fully inform of the risks of the procedure

An eye surgeon is legally required to discuss the risks of the procedure with the patient before they consent to surgery, however this is not always the case.

If your vision has been affected because you was not told about the risks you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failing to find out what the patient wants to achieve

It is important that an eye surgeon understands what the patient wants to achieve before they consent to surgery, sadly this is not everyone's experience.

If your vision has been affected because the surgeon did not ask about the aims of your treatment you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failure to inform about alternative treatment

Before an eye surgeon carries out a procedure they must make the patient aware of other options, unfortunately this is not always the case.

If your vision has been affected because your surgeon failed to tell you about alternative treatment you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Not giving the patient reasonable time to consider consent

Consultants must allow patients a reasonable amount of time to consider whether to consent to a procedure or not.

If your vision has been affected because you was not given enough time to properly consent you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failing to advise the patient that they can cancel at any time

It is important that your consultant advises you about your right to cancel the procedure at anytime, before giving your consent.

If your vision has been affected and you was not made aware of your consumer rights you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failing to allow time for a patient to change their mind; "cooling off period"

An eye surgeon will advise the patient of their right to change their mind, known as the 'cooling off period', before they consent to treatment

If your vision has been affected and you was not made aware of your consumer rights before giving consent you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Influencing the patient to give their consent

It is a legal requirement that patients consenting for eye surgery are not influenced by the surgeon, sadly this is not everyone's experience.

If your vision has been affected because your surgeon influenced your consent you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failing to discuss the physical & psychological impact if things go wrong

Before a patient consents to eye surgery the consultant will discuss the physical and psychological impact if things go wrong, sadly this is not always the case.

If your vision has been affected and you was not fully aware of the impact if things went wrong you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failing to ensure the consent is signed

Before a eye surgeon can legally carry out a procedure they must have a signed consent form from the patient.

If your vision has been affected and you did not sign a consent form you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failing to ensure the patient has the legal/mental capacity to make the consent

It is important that a surgeon ensures that the patient about to undergo eye surgery has the mental capacity to legally consent to the procedure.

If you or your loved one's vision has been affected because the surgeon failed to get proper consent you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failing to clearly explain all the costs

A patient has the right to be fully informed of all the costs of treatment prior to giving consent, sadly this is not always the case.

If your vision has been affected and you was not aware of the costs of treatment prior to consent you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failure to advise the patient about aftercare

Before a patient consents to eye surgery the surgeon will discuss the post-operative care to help them understand how surgery can affect them and what to do afterwards. Sadly, this is not always the case.

If your vision has been affected and you was not made aware of the aftercare before giving consent you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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