Optometry Negligence Claims

Did your opticians misdiagnose an eye problem?

Whilst the standard of optometry care in Scotland is generally high, sometimes things can go wrong. If you suffer an eye injury as a result of poor optometry care in Scotland, you may wish to seek legal advice. Our specialist medical negligence solicitors can help.

If you suffer an injury as a result of poor care, this can have a devastating impact on your-day-to-day life. With our help, you may be able to pursue an optician negligence claim for compensation. 

L&M MediLaw is led by Elizabeth Rose a highly experienced and accredited medical negligence solicitor. We can guide you through the process of making an eye injury claim with compassion and understanding.

To discuss how we can help you, call us today on 0141 471 3078 or complete our online contact form and we will get back to you right away.

Optician with patient graphic - Advice on making an optician clinical negligence claim

Eye care in Scotland

Looking after your eyes is very important, particularly as they are easy to neglect as many eye conditions do not cause pain. In Scotland, all eye examinations are free if you are ordinarily resident in the UK or exempt from NHS charges.

You should attend regular eye exams carried out by an Optometrist at your local opticians and NHS inform provide guidance on how often you should attend ​an eye examination.  Eye exams will check the health of your eyes and look for signs of other related health conditions. Your optician should be your first port of call if you have an urgent related eye condition and are able to refer you to an eye specialist such as an ophthalmologist if necessary.

Optometry care in Scotland is usually to a very high standard and optometrists have access to advanced technology and screening tools used to detect abnormalities with vision. Sometimes, however, things do go wrong and you may have a concern in respect to your eye care treatment. In the first instance, it may be useful to discuss these concerns with your optician directly. Optometrists and opticians often work for private companies who will have their own internal complaints procedures. If your complaint relates to the glasses or contact lenses you have received you can complain to the Optical Consumer Complaints service who are an independent body which has been set up deal with quality of service for consumer related issues.

Making an eye care claim with L&M MediLaw

If your concern relates to an injury you feel you have suffered as a result of poor eye care treatment then L&M MediLaw are happy to provide advice. L&M MediLaw will ask you the three Ws – ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘why’.

L&M MediLaw will assess the case and provide confidential advice on whether there are sufficient grounds to take your case on as a medical negligence claim. L&M Medilaw will then recover all necessary information such as your optometry records, hospital and GP records.

If advised we will instruct a suitable independent expert to comment on the actions of the eye care professional and whether this caused your injury. If supportive then a claim will be intimated to the eye care professional directly or to their representative.  Depending on the response, L&M MediLaw will provide advice on whether it will be possible to settle your case without the need of court proceedings or whether it is appropriate to proceed with a court action.

L&M Medilaw will support you through the entire process and will work towards achieving the maximum compensation while always ensuring you are treated as an  individual and that any communication is compassionate and straightforward.

Contact our optometry claims solicitors in Glasgow today

We understand the impact that an eye injury may have had on your life. L&M MediLaw can support you with compassionate, professional legal services on a no win, no fee basis. We have offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh city centre and serve clients all across Scotland.

To discuss your optometry claim with a lawyer you can trust, contact us today on 0141 471 3078 or complete our online contact form and we will get back to you right away.