Eyelid surgery claims
If medical mistakes during eyelid surgery have caused you injury, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.
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When does having eyelid surgery become a medical negligence claim?
The eyelid surgery is about removing excess skin, fat and muscles around the eyes. It’s often a cosmetic surgery to hide signs of ageing. However, it can also be for health reasons, such as to avoid headaches from overused muscles in the eyelid area or to improve your vision if you have drooping eyelids.
Whether the NHS or a private practice has performed your eyelid surgery, if mistakes have been made which have caused an injury or illness, you may be entitled to claim compensation for medical negligence.
What type of mistakes cause medical negligence in eyelid surgery?
All procedures, such as eyelid surgery, have an element of risk. However, here medical mistakes have led to an injury or illness, you may be able to claim compensation. There are a number of mistakes that can lead to negligent eyelid surgery, such as:
- Risks haven't been explained properly
- Neglecting the patient
- Lack of precautionary measures
- Clinical errors
- Lack of instructions regarding aftercare
What type of injuries can result from medical negligence in eyelid surgery?
There are a number of injuries which can result from negligent care both during and after eyelid surgery. Such injuries include:
- Inability to close eyes and/or dry eyes
- Bleeding behind the eye, leading in extreme cases to blindness
- Asymmetric looking eyes
- Damage to the eye itself
- Blurred or double vision
How do I make a medical negligence claim for eyelid surgery?
Our medical negligence team are one of the best in the country and are highly ranked in independent legal guides, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.
The team are highly experienced in dealing with negligent cosmetic surgery claims and can provide you with the best possible service, not only ensuring that you get the best outcome to your case, but can ensure you get the treatment and additional support you need to assist with your recovery.
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