Eye Claim Specialists

Faulty Oculentis Lens Compensation Claims

If your vision has been made worse following cataract or lens replacement surgery a faulty Oculentis lens could be to blame.

Our panel of ophthalmic injury solicitors are assisting clients affected by faulty lenses manufactured by Oculentis.

There have been concerns about the safety of some of the lenses used in cataract and lens replacement surgery notably some produced by German company Oculentis GmbH. The company indicated that there could have been a manufacturing problem with some types of the lenses manufactured before 31st December 2011.

It has emergered that some people fitted with Oculentis lenses were experiencing 'opacification', sometimes described as 'clouding' or 'blind spots' despite the procedure being carried out years earlier.

In 2014 the company issued warnings and recalled batches of faulty lenses. Then in 2017 Oculentis issued further warnings as more faulty batches were identified, explaining the problem as 'possibly being the result of an interaction between phosphate crystals used in the hydration process and silicone residues on the lens'.

It is clear that some people have suffered severe complications from intraocular lenses manufactured by Oculentis.

To date, cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation in the UK. There are an estimated 800 cases from the affected batches of Oculentis lenses which have led to problems with opacification.

As for those consumers who payed high street optical practitioners for ‘faulty’ lens replacement surgery on the promise that it will 'improve vision for a very long time', the reality is far different.

If your sight has been adversely affected by a faulty intraocular lens we recommend that you find out your legal position as soon as possible.

Types of Faulty Lens Claims We Assist With

Faulty lens types we are assisiting with include:

  • Oculentis Mplus X Intraocular Lens
  • Oculentis Lentis HydroSmart Inraoculer Lens
  • Oculentis Foldable Intraocular Lens
  • 'Over Promising' that the improved vision will last longer than medically recommended

If you been adversely affected because of a faulty lens you may consider making a claim for compensation.

Can I Claim?

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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Compensation and Special Damages

Compensation and Special Damages

Our eye injury solicitor panel have successfully settled many serious and catastrophic eye injury claims and have experience in fighting for the following types of special damages:

Injury & Suffering

One of the elements of compensation is awarded for pain and suffering.

This takes into account the length of time the claimant is in pain and the effect it will have on their personal life.

Loss Of Earnings

If you have sustained an eye injury it is likely you have suffered a loss of earnings especially if your injuries are significant.

Our solicitor panel can help recover your work-related losses. 

Financial Losses

Compensation settlements are designed to put the claimant in a similar financial position prior to the incident.

All financial losses are included in the claim to ensure maximum compensation.

Corrective Treatment

Eye injuries often require extensive corrective treatment.

In successful cases our solicitor panel can help recover all costs of corrective treatment.

Private Treatment

If the NHS has made your sight worse or can't treat your eye condition in a timely fashion you may decide on private treatment.

You can recover private treatment costs as part of your compensation settlement.

Care Cost

In severe cases it may be necessary for people with vision problems to go into care, especially if they are vulnerable.

Our solicitor panel understand the complexity of sight loss and can help recover your care costs.

Housing Adaptation

Home adaptations such as stairlifts can improve the quality of life of people with vision loss.

Our solicitor panel work closely with leading occupational therapists and case managers to assist clients with mobility and access issues.

Relocation Costs

It may be necesary for some people with sight problems to relocate. 

If you need to relocate or are considering relocation you may be able to recover the costs as part of your compensation award.

Assistive Technology

Our solicitor panel are aware how assistive technology can make a real difference to improve the quality of life of those with visual problems.

Smart technology such as voice activated devices can help people cope with tasks which most of us take for granted, such as turning on and off appliances and controlling room temperature.

Dependants

If you have lost a loved one because of negligence you may need to consider your legal position.

Our solicitor panel can help dependants access compensation, support and assist with inquest representation.

Bereavement Costs

The loss of a loved one is an emotional time made even worse if someone else is to blame.

Our solicitor panel can help recover bereavement, funeral, inquest representation and other costs. 

Future Expenses

It is crucial that all future losses are considered when calculating a schedule of loss. 

Working with leading financial experts our solicitor panel can help recover future losses including, income, pensions, investments and many more.