Delay in diagnosing a detached retina £20,000

We acted for a client (aged 72) who was unhappy with treatment which he received from an out-of-hours GP in Swindon during November 2010. He was complaining of distorted vision in one of his eyes and the GP failed to refer him as an emergency to hospital for investigation. He then had the serious misfortunate to suffer a loss of vision in this eye due to a retinal detachment. It was our case that if he had been referred immediately by the GP then the macula would still have been attached and his vision would have been much better. There was a dispute on quantum but we were able to reach an agreement without the need to issue proceedings.

S J Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £20,000 for this client in 2012

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