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Blindness in Newborns From Retinopathy of Prematurity Lawsuits

Our Michigan child medical malpractice lawyers represent newborns and their families in blindness lawsuits. These lawsuits seek compensation for the injuries caused by the failure to timely diagnose and treat retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in a newborn. Medical malpractice by a doctor, hospital, or nursing staff with respect to this condition can cause vision impairment and blindness. Blindness in newborn lawsuits often lead to significant settlements and jury verdicts.

Blindness in Newborns & Retinopathy of Prematurity Lawsuits

According to research, many things can contribute to blindness in a newborn. However, the following medical mistakes are most common during labor and delivery causing blindness in newborns including:

  • Exposure to toxins
  • Oxygen treatment used incorrectly
  • Failing to perform regular eye exams
  • Failure to diagnose infant
  • Treating symptoms in a timely manner

Physicians should be trained to detect certain symptoms when they arise and formulate a plan to treat the patient with the appropriate care. The most common risk factors of developing blindness after birth 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 child has been the victim of medical malpractice from the failure to diagnose blindness in your newborn, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. The hospital may be liable for significant damages for the failure to provide appropriate treatment, especially when the injuries and damages caused by the medical negligence are substantial. We will review the complete medical charts and review them with board certified doctors to determine if there was medical malpractice. If it is determined that a medical mistake caused a serious injury or death, we will vigorously pursue your case.

No Fee Promise For Blindness in Newborn Lawsuits

We will represent you and your child under out NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

Contact a Michigan Blindness in Newborn Attorney

The experienced blindness in newborn attorneys of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represents clients under a NO FEE PROMISE and win the highest possible settlements. There are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice cases in Michigan and if you wait too long, your case may be barred forever. Contact our office at (800) 606-1717 for a free consultation with one of our top-rated medical malpractice lawyers.