£10K obtained for man with Thyroid Eye Disease
Julie Crossley, a medical negligence lawyer at Ashtons Legal, has obtained ?10,000 compensation for a man in his 60s whose thyroid eye disease went undiagnosed for much longer than should have been the case.
Mr D was referred by his local hospital by his GP because he was suffering from split vision. Orthoptists suspected that the double vision was ‘a decompensating congenital superior oblique palsy’, fitted a prism to his glasses and advised him not to drive. The problem of double vision continued and Mr D was given an MRI scan; the scan was reported as normal when in fact it showed signs of Thyroid Eye Disease. Had this been properly diagnosed he would have avoided undergoing surgery twice in the following 18 months.
He would always have had Thyroid Eye Disease and required surgery in the long run, but it was our claim that to undertake surgery without a proper diagnosis was unreasonable and avoidable and he was compensated for the unnecessary operations.
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