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Eye related claims

Spinal Injury

At Hay & Kilner, we have one of the leading Clinical Negligence teams in the North East & Cumbria, dedicated to helping victims of all types of eye related claims.

Clinical Negligence compensation claims can arise from a failure to diagnose and treat penetrative injuries to the eye, detachment of the retina; foreign bodies in the eye and complications following laser eye surgery.

Here are some examples of eye related claims that we have settled:

Complications associated with laser eye surgery

We successfully settled a claim for £14,500 on behalf of a client who suffered complications associated with corrective laser eye surgery. Our client alleged that there was a failure to inform him that deterioration of vision was a potential risk associated with the surgery. If our client had been aware of the risk, he would not have proceeded with the non-essential surgery. Our client also alleged that there was a failure to carry out tests prior to the surgery to establish whether he would in fact benefit from the procedure.

Failure to diagnose a brain tumor

We are investigating a claim on behalf of a young man who had a history of debilitating and persisting headaches. Our client attended hospital and an incorrect diagnosis of migraine was made. It was successfully argued that a CT scan should have been undertaken urgently, which would have revealed the presence of a brain tumour.

Our client underwent emergency surgery to remove the tumour but developed loss of vision in both eyes, caused by the tumour placing pressure on his optic nerves. He is now registered blind. It was successfully argued that had our client received timely treatment he would have retained 70-80% of vision in both eyes and led a normal life.



  • "Very methodical and skilled in their work & Very thorough in the way that they research and prepare cases."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "One of the most experienced and professional Clinical Negligence firms in the North East."

    - The Legal 500

  • "Hay & Kilner has a great team of very capable Clinical Negligence lawyers who have a friendly and compassionate relationship with their clients."

    - The Legal 500

  • "Clients think the world of them."

    - The Legal 500

  • "The Clinical Negligence Team at Hay & Kilner was recommended to me because of their excellent reputation handling claims. In light of my own experience with the team, I can confirm how well deserved that reputation is."

    - Client of our Clinical Negligence Team

  • "Lauren Hall & Helen Morland handled every aspect of my claim with care, thoughtfulness and great efficiency. They were able to allay any concerns I had by clearly explaining the processes involved. Helen secured a settlement for me which surpassed my hopes and I cannot thank her and Lauren enough."

    - Client of our Clinical Negligence Team

  • "Hay & Kilner has an excellent grasp of clinical negligence law and an excellent manner with clients."

    - The Legal 500

  • "It's unquestionably one of the major players in the region."

    - Chambers & Partners