February 19, 2024
Sodium Valproate (Epilim) Inquiry
In November 2020, the Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly, announced that an inquiry would take place into the historical licensing and use of the epilepsy drug Sodium Valproate (also...
Medical advancements mean that a wide range of eye conditions can be remedied which otherwise would have led to certain blindness only decades ago.
Specialist ophthalmic microscopes, instruments, and refined techniques mean that eye surgeons can replace lenses and reattach retinas, restoring full vision to patients. Eye surgery is also widely utilised for cosmetic reasons, including for the correction of congenital deformities, damage due to injury, and excessive fat and skin due to ageing. And outside of the conventional operating theatre, many undergo corrective laser surgery to correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
Regardless of the setting in which eye treatments occur, physicians have a duty of care to protect our health, and failure to do so can constitute clinical negligence. Given the highly sensitive nature of the eye, the levels of care required are extremely high; even the smallest error can cause irreparable loss of sight.
Before proceeding with any surgery, the medical professional undertaking your procedure must explain the process and the risks associated.
A wide range of eye injuries may occur if ophthalmic procedures are not carried out with due care, including:
To bring a claim for eye-related medical negligence, it will be necessary to provide evidence that:
To prove your case, we will compile evidence, including medical records and seek expert medical opinion.
By allowing us to handle your claim on your behalf, you can focus on what is most important, your recovery and care, or that of your family member or loved one.
For further information on making a claim following medical negligence resulting in an eye injury in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644 5800 or email Avril Scally at email@example.com
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