A partner in the clinical negligence department, recovered compensation of £35,000.00 for Mrs W who suffered permanent impairment of vision in her left eye following private laser eye surgery, leading to psychological problems.

The surgeon failed to tell Mrs W that she was not a good candidate for surgery. The first procedure was unsuccessful and the surgeon decided to treat for a second time without allowing the cornea to heal.

Mrs W was required to undergo several further operations and vision in her left eye is permanently blurred, causing difficulty with many day to day activities.