Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers represent children and their families in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) lawsuits. These lawsuits seek compensation for the injuries caused by the failure to timely diagnose and treat this condition in a newborn. Medical negligence by a doctor, hospital, or nursing staff with respect to ROP can lead to vision impairment and blindness. These lawsuits often lead to significant settlements and jury verdicts.
Medical Malpractice & Retinopathy of Prematurity
According to research, many things can contribute to retinopathy. However, the following medical mistakes are most common during labor and delivery among premature and underweight infants 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 a retinopathy of prematurity in infants 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 precautionary measures are in place to avoid a retinopathy of prematurity, significant damage and injury can be avoided in the future. The failure to properly treat a patient may bring rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit for negligence against the hospital and physician.
No Fee Promise For Retinopathy of Prematurity 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 Retinopathy of Prematurity Attorney
If you suspect that your child has been the victim of medical malpractice from the failure to diagnose retinopathy in your premature infant, 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.
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 retinopathy of prematurity attorneys will get back to you shortly.