Medical error in ophthalmology

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Medical damage and errors in ophthalmology

Medical error in ophthalmology

Among the five senses, vision is surely the one that allows us to better control the surrounding reality through the eyes, considering that they are a delicate and complex instrument.

Eye diseases includes visual defects such as myopia, astigmatism, hypermetropia or also diseases such as glaucoma, retinal detachment, senile macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Side effects that may occur as a result of eye surgery include inflammation, infection and bleeding that require an immediate treatment to avoid major damage.

In recent years, the Ministry of Health has taken several measures to try at least to curb the problem concerning the public health in general.

In the case of ophthalmology, the greatest risk of a medical error is linked to the occurrence of endophthalmitis, that is a condition that can seriously compromise the patient's vision.

The medical responsibility of ophthalmologists concerns infections during surgery, errors in cataract surgery or myopia correction, incorrect execution of intravitreal injections.

Medical error and malpractice in ophthalmology

Development of infections during surgery

Eye infections

Development of infections during surgery.

Error in the intervention of cataract or myopia correction

Cataracts and myopia

Error in the intervention of cataract or myopia correction.

Wrong execution of drug intravitreal injections

Intravitreal injections

Wrong execution of drug intravitreal injections.

Financial compensation for the damages caused by malpractice

Where we operate

Medical Error in Healthcare (ERMES), with its headquarters in Naples, operates throughout our national territory, particularly in the Southern Italian regions, as specified below:

In the Campania Region we are active and operate in Napoli, Avellino, Benevento, Caserta and Salerno.
In the Lazio (Latium) Region we are active and operate in Roma, Frosinone, Latina, Rieti and Viterbo.
In the Molise Region we are active and operate in Campobasso and Isernia.
In the Puglia (Apulia) Region we are active and operate in Bari, Barletta-Andria-Trani (BAT), Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce and Taranto.
In the Basilicata Region we are active and operate in Potenza and Matera.
In the Calabria Region we are active and operate in Catanzaro, Cosenza, Crotone, Reggio Calabria and Vibo Valentia.
In the Sicily Region we are active and operate in Palermo, Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Ragusa, Siracusa and Trapani.

Why should you contact us?

We protect citizens' rights by providing, free of charge, a highly professional medical-legal advice service that can point out the medical responsibility.

If there are evidences to take legal action and to request compensation, the customer will have the possibility to agree directly with a lawyer specialized in malpractice, who will be suggested on request.

The lawyer will follow the legal action and he will agree with you on the fee that will be paid, the most of the times, only if you can obtain the compensation.

Tell us about your experience of malpractice, we will help you get justice.