Medical damage and errors 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.
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:
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.