CLINICAL & PROFESSIONAL
NEGLIGENCE EXPERTS
 

Eyelid Surgery
(Blepharoplasty)
Compensation Claims

Eyelid surgery claims

Eyelid surgery is undertaken to correct defects, deformities, disfiguration, and excessive fat and skin (often due to the ageing process) of the eyelids.

The main goal of this type of surgery is to restore and correct functioning of the eyelid.

Due to the sensitive nature of this type of surgery (i.e. given the immediate proximity of the eye), the skill applied should be exemplary. And as such, surgical standards are generally very high. However, you may have been the victim of substandard surgery and as a result, have suffered complications post-operatively.

The Surgeon should explain the risks and potential complications associated with the surgery before you proceed; if they did not, they may have been negligent if you then suffered injury, complication, or an undesired side-effect.

The most common complications from this type of surgery are:

  • The removal of too much skin, resulting in complications closing eyes
  • Damage to the eye — blurred vision and even blindness
  • Asymmetrical looking eyes — caused by poor surgical technique
  • Damage to surrounding areas and scarring
  • Infection and other complications post-surgery
  • Bleeding from the eye socket

If you have been let down and suffered injury and emotional distress as a result of a failed and negligent eyelid operation, you may have a strong claim for compensation and other losses.

 

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