No win, no fee optician negligence claims
You can be represented by a highly-experienced optician negligence lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.
Optician negligence compensation claims
You should trust your optician to provide the correct and appropriate care, ensuring your eyesight remains the best it can be.
If something does go wrong, you may be entitled to compensation. Our specialist team have handled a variety of optician negligence claims, from incorrect spectacle prescription errors to misdiagnosis of conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts.
Examples of negligent treatment from an optician may include:
- failure to diagnose eye problems
- misdiagnosis of eye problems which lead to incorrect or improper treatment
- delayed referrals for further treatment
- laser eye surgery (LASIK or LASEK) gone wrong
Specialist optician negligence solicitors
Our dedicated medical negligence team have vast experience ensuring your case, or the case of a loved one, reflects the severity of the situation and the support you and your family need.
We have a highly effective and proven system in place to deal with cases relating to optician errors. We can:
- access medical reports quickly
- ascertain the severity of the error
- keep you updated and advised without the use of medical jargon
- deliver maximum compensation settlements smoothly
Optician negligence claims
You may be able to claim optician negligence if the optician who examined you gave an inadequate standard of treatment which results in damage to your eyesight.
Every registered dispensing optician has a statutory duty to immediately refer a patient to a registered medical practitioner or directly to a hospital for appropriate medical advice if it appears that a patient is suffering from disease or injury of the eye.
The consequences of errors can have life-changing consequences as well as impact on a person’s financial and work situations, and on personal relationships.
If you think you’ve suffered as a result of optician negligence, contact our expert lawyers who can establish whether you have a claim for compensation.
Ensuring you get the medical negligence compensation you deserve
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How to make an optician negligence claim
Make a claim in six easy steps
Free Initial Advice
Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.
We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually, we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.
Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports
We will request copies of your medical records and instruct appropriate medical experts to prepare reports confirming whether your care was negligent and how this caused you injury.
Letter Of Claim
We will send a letter to your helathcare provider with details of your claim, setting out why we think your case was negligent and how this caused you injury.
Prepare Claim Valuation
We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.
We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.
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Was I Properly Advised On My Treatment Options?
Doctors and surgeons are not allowed to carry out any medical treatment unless the patient – or their next of kin – has been fully informed of any potential risks and any alternative treatment options available.
Patients should be fully involved in decisions relating to their medical treatment and be able to make an informed choice about the treatment they receive.
Our team at Hudgell Solicitors has represented many clients who have undergone treatments or been given medication, unaware of potential future complications or issues. Common examples include:
- Failing to inform patients of the potential risks of operations / treatments
- Failing to warn patients of potential side effects of treatments / medications
- Failing to inform patient of alternative treatment options
- Failing to warn of patients of potential complications during /following surgery
- Failing to inform patients that further surgery may still be required
- Failing to provide accurate information on the expertise of surgeons
- Failing to offer options other than surgery
- Failing to consult fully with mothers / parents on birth delivery plans / options
Expertise. Trust. Authority
If you are not happy with the medical treatment that has been provided to you or a member of your family, you are legally entitled to have your concerns investigated and to receive a full response from the healthcare provider. Before commencing a medical negligence claim, we would advise that you make a formal complaint […]
When you’re in need of medical assistance, you want to be sure that the people who are helping you in your time of need make all the right decisions. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen, and medical professionals can make mistakes when you need them the most. This could mean that you have been the victim […]