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meatytwo View Drop Down

Joined: 11/October/2012
Location: Australia
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    Posted: 04/December/2017 at 18:35
Hi Im hoping you can help me a bit,

I had laser eye surgery in 2015. One eye was lasered off centre leaving me with very bad vision and very sore. The Dr involved committed suicide about a month later ( from what i understand he was getting divorced).
Another Dr (his best friend) from another laser center stepped in to perform my post op assessments, at which time he told me i would certainly have a claim, referred me to his practice, where i was re diagnosed with off center lasering and booked me in for surgery to correct it. Cost to me was about $4500. I sent a letter of demand in 2016 but it as ignored.The original Drs business closed at the end of July 2017. I was sent out my records at that time.

Does anyone know if i would be able to claim anything back from either business, as i was told the second business took over the deceased Drs business (as they were best friends good friends)?

Thank you

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Joined: 09/October/2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 421
  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/December/2017 at 06:21
Yes you have a claim against the estate of the doctor who made the mistake. He would have had insurance to cover this and the insurance company should handle your claim.

I think you need to see a solicitor to follow up on this because there are time limits for such claims. I believe you probably made a claim within the appropriate time but if you did not receive any acknowledgement you may have some difficulty proving you made the claim.

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