Moloney Solicitors have instituted proceedings on behalf of a number of clients who have experienced a worsening of their vision following the insertion of intraocular lenses. In 2011 Oculentis GmbH a Germany company supplied lenses which were later recalled because patients reported symptoms to include difficulty with bright lights, backlighting, silhouettes and lower light conditions. The lenses also appeared to have been subject to opacification. Some patients have had to undergo ocular lens replacement procedures.
Liam Moloney Managing Partner of Moloney Solicitors is leading the litigation in which allegations of negligence, breach of duty and breach of contract have been made against the manufacturers and suppliers of the affected lenses.
Mr Moloney said today “we have launched legal proceedings for many clients who unfortunately have been affected by these defective lenses. Some of our clients typically experienced a deterioration of their visual acuity at around 36 months post-surgery and calcification of the lens surface have also been observed.”
Mr Moloney continued “I recommend that any people have that received these lenses and may be affected by a reduced visual acuity should immediately contact their eye surgeon for advice. The eye surgeon will be able to advise on the best course of action necessary. It is also important to consider the Statute of limitations because in these cases the limitation period is three years from the date of receiving medical advice that the lenses were defective. In fact, the period of time could be earlier, so it is also important for any person affected to take immediate legal advice. “