Yes, you may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for retinopathy of prematurity in your newborn if your child was diagnosed with this condition. A timely diagnosis would have allowed treatment for retinopathy of prematurity preventing vision impairment, as a result a medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed against the negligent doctor and hospital.
The most common risk factors of developing blindness after birth that should help a doctor properly diagnose a patient include but not limited to: bleeding in the brain, concurrent ailments, high carbon dioxide levels in the body, irregular breathing when sleeping, low birth weights, low levels of iron in the blood, mechanical ventilation treatment, born premature, seizures, slow heart rate, and blood transfusions.
If you suspect that your newborn has been the victim of medical malpractice from the untimely diagnosis of blindness in your newborn, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice cases in Michigan and if you wait too long, your case may be barred forever. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 or simply fill out the Get Help Now box to the right of this page and “Click to Submit.” Our experience attorneys will get back to you shortly.