Menu & Search
Speak to our friendly team
Contact Us Now

Pryers’ Neil Fearn helped Sonia, aged 35, from Winchester, to pursue a medical negligence claim relating to Lasik eye surgery she underwent at a local Ophthalmologist clinic in 2009.

Before Lasik eye surgery

Sonia suffered from pre-existing Dry-Eye Syndrome. She said that before having surgery the risks associated with having the condition were not explained to her, and that if they were she would not have gone ahead with the surgery.

After undergoing Lasik eye surgery

Following the procedure, Sonia suffered acute bilateral bacterial keratitis (an infection affecting both eyes). It was therefore also alleged in the claim that the infection control procedures were substandard.

Sonia was not examined by her Consultant after the surgery; instead she was seen by a nurse who spoke with the Consultant over the phone. The Consultant told Sonia to continue with an inappropriate antibiotic, and receive increased doses of a steroid that led to worsening of the infection. Sonia’s prescription was eventually modified, but her Consultant failed to refer her to a specialist eye hospital until three days later, where she had a bilateral flap lift. Subsequently, the condition in her right eye did not improve, and she had to have a further flap lift two months later.

The infection was cured a year later, but Sonia was left with corneal scarring and aggravation of her dry-eye condition. As a result, Sonia was unable to return to her pre-operative employment role.


Neil Fearn was instructed by Sonia in 2016, to help her claim compensation. He obtained evidence from a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Psychiatrist that supported Sonia’s claims. The Defendant initially offered to settle for £80,000 in 2013, but the claim was ultimately settled in 2017 for a lump sum of £500,000.

Settlement £500,000
Start Your Claim Today1904556600
Tell us about your case

Just send us a little bit about yourself and your claim and we will respond within 24 hours.

    Get In Touch
    Latest News

    Maternity Services at Bedford Hospital “Inadequate”

    Following an unannounced inspection, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have downgraded maternity services at Bedford hospital to “inadequate”. Unannounced inspection into maternity services at […]

    Read More

    NHS Launch Maternity Leadership Training

    Nadine Dorries, the Patient Safety Minister has announced £500,000 to fund an innovative NHS maternity leadership training programme. Starting this year, hundreds of senior […]

    Read More

    The Government Response to the Cumberlege Review

    Nadine Dorries, the Minister for Patient Safety has recently issued an update on the Government’s response to the Cumberlege Review. What is the Cumberlege […]

    Read More

    Take a look back through our complete news archive

    Follow us on Twitter

    It's often not possible to pass a cyclist safely without crossing the centre line on a lot of the UK's roads.

    Waiting for a safe chance to pass is quicker than causing an accident.

    We recently helped a client to get compensation, after she received very poor care following the devastating news that her baby was unlikely to survive pregnancy.

    Load More...