£400,000 damages recovered by Geldards following negligent eye surgery

Our Medical Negligence Senior Associate, Rachel Kirby, has settled a case for £400,000 on behalf of a client who underwent a negligent right cornea replacement at Brighton Hospital in 2017.

Our medical expert concluded that a substandard method had been used to measure the client’s eye pressure. As a result, this caused our client irreversible optic nerve damage and a loss of vision. Due to his deteriorating vision, our client is no longer able to drive and is therefore unable to continue his work as a Design Engineer.

Liability was initially denied by the University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust and further allegations were submitted. After obtaining medical advice, the Trust put forward a settlement offer of £35,000 which was promptly rejected.

A Joint Settlement Meeting took place in November 2021. Following intensive negotiations and lengthy discussions, an agreement was reached that the Trust would pay the Claimant damages of £400,000 plus costs.

How we can help you

If you have been affected by issues at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust or any other hospitals and would like to speak with one of our medical negligence specialists, call us for a free consultation on 02920 391773 or contact Linda Williams by email at linda.williams@geldards.com.

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