Ophthalmology

Delay in diagnosis-alleged photophobia

We acted for a client with Down’s Syndrome who it was alleged suffers with photophobia as a result of a delay in diagnosing pupil capture suffered during eye surgery. It was alleged that permanent damage to the pupil and iris occurred as a result of a 6-year delay in diagnosing and treating the pupil capture. The Defendant denied any liability. Damages of £13,750 were agreed and this settlement was subsequently approved by the court.