The first thing you must recognize as a parent is that you are not responsible for your child's retinopathy of prematurity malpractice. When a child is diagnosed with this condition, there is only a small window of opportunity for ROP treatment and management. Rarely will a baby become blind if the appropriate ROP screening, follow-up and treatment are conducted. The neonatal intensive care unit and physician are supposed to clearly communicate to parents the treatment plan.
Unfortunately, medical providers are sometimes negligent, and parents leave the hospital without being informed of the importance of following through with eye examinations or treatment appointments. For a child with ROP, missing these critical dates is a matter of seeing or not seeing.
Thoroughly Investigating Your Child's Medical Care
The misdiagnosis of retinopathy of prematurity, or ROP, can have a lasting and devastating effect. In some cases, blindness caused by ROP may be the result of medical malpractice. ROP malpractice is considered to be medical negligence, and you can go after the health care provider who caused your child's blindness.
If you suspect your child is the victim of ROP malpractice, we can investigate the medical care and determine whether your child is entitled to compensation. In many states, the statute of limitations to file an ROP negligence claim doesn't begin until your child turns 18 years of age. Learn more about the causes.
We have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for individuals and their families.
- We can help you determine whether you have a valid claim, and how you should proceed.
- No matter how complex your case is, you can rest assured that we are prepared and experienced in fighting for real results.
- We use all of our experience, resources and creative solutions to help you maximize your compensation.
Contact Our Firm To Learn More
We take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not pay anything unless we are successful on your behalf with a medical malpractice claim. People throughout the northeast area of Ohio and beyond can schedule an appointment at our office by calling 216-931-7000 or completing the contact form here.