Help patients with medical negligence claims

following treatment at New Cross Hospital

  • Case investigation led by Christian Beadell

    Published: August 9, 2023 | Last Updated: August 9, 2023

Supporting eye patients in their medical negligence claim

Our expert medical negligence team are currently acting on behalf of former patients who have received treatment intended to stabilise their vision. After the treatment, patients have alleged that their vision was negatively affected.

Patients were given these types of injections to improve or stabilise their vision. An intravitreal injection is an injection of a drug into the vitreous body (the jelly in the eye). It is given through the sclera (the white of the eye). However, our clients have alleged that the needle caused damage to the eye’s lens, resulting in damage to their vision.

An external independent investigator was brought in by the hospital after reports from several patients that their vision had been affected following these injections. Their job was to determine what went wrong with the medical treatment and suggest what could be improved. They also checked to make sure everything was done properly.

According to the hospital, the locum consultant (a doctor brought in to fill the role temporarily) who performed the injections was stopped from doing this procedure. According to the report, the doctor no longer works in the hospital.

We understand from the hospitals’ investigation that 38% of the patients who underwent intravitreal injections showed evidence of lens damage; with some having damage in both eyes. This is a far higher complication rate than expected. With this in mind, we believe the number of patients impacted could be significant and urge anyone with concerns to come forward.

Key allegations

The needle used in the procedure caused damage to lens of numerous patients, resulting in their vision being affected

38% of patients who underwent the procedure showed evidence of lens damage

The locum doctor who performed the injections was stopped from doing this procedure

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Next Steps

Our expert medical negligence team led by Christian Beadell, Head of Group Action, is currently supporting a group of claimants who suffered eye injury after ophthalmology treatment at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. We would urge anyone with concerns to come forward.

Do you feel you could have been impacted?

If you have received an intravitreal injection at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, and your vision has suffered as a result, we’re here to help. We work solely on a No Win, No Fee basis which means there is no financial risk to you. Get in touch with our specialist team and they will guide you through next steps and how we can help.

If you feel you have been affected and are looking for legal support, contact our medical negligence solicitors

Our team of experts will support you all the way

  • Christian Beadell

    Head of Group Actions

  • Francesca Paul


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