Baby Blinded by ROP? Parents Have Legal Options, Says Attorney Shapiro

Posted on June 09, 2015 by Shapiro Law Group

Retinopathy of Prematurity Malpractice Lawsuit Rights

Children should not go blind because of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Sadly, many parents of prematurely born babies do not know that blindness in newborns caused by ROP is preventable. In this video, our medical malpractice lawyer in Florida explains why baby blindness from retinopathy of prematurity could be the fault of medical malpractice.

Parents of children blinded by ROP have the right to hold negligent medical professionals accountable in retinopathy of prematurity malpractice claims. While this recovery cannot right the wrong of medical malpractice, you may be able to obtain significant compensation to help provide your child with the highest quality of life possible after preventable baby blindness.

Learn your rights. Call our Florida medical malpractice law firm today or submit an online claim review form for free legal advice.

Video Transcription:

Unfortunately, there seems to be a theme that resounds in almost every case that I’ve had where a child is blinded by ROP. For some reason, the parents leave the hospital with the general belief that, “Your child suffered this disease. It’s a disease that affects kids that are premature. Your child was very premature. She went blind. I’m sorry, there’s nothing more we can do.”

Frequently, it’s not until they’re looking at our website for baby blindness that they see Shapiro Law Group. Why is a law firm involved with retinopathy of prematurity? Why is there anybody suing anybody? For the first time, the light goes off in their heads, and they go, “My God! You mean this disease was curable, the blindness was preventable?” I think about three-quarters of the cases where we’ve gotten calls, the parents have not had a clue until they contacted us.


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