How Can Parents Avoid ROP? Attorney Shapiro Says to Ask Questions

Posted on June 09, 2015 by Shapiro Law Group

Prevent Retinopathy of Prematurity Blindness in Newborns

They say the best offense in a good defense. Parents of severely premature newborns can provide a good defense against baby blindness caused by retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) by asking the right questions to medical professionals providing their newborns with care. In this attorney video, our Florida medical malpractice lawyer provides what questions parents should ask doctors to prevent retinopathy of prematurity injuries.

However, asking questions may not always be enough to prevent retinopathy of prematurity baby blindness. Get the experience legal help of a Florida medical malpractice attorney who focuses on representing severely injured children from across the country in medical malpractice cases. Call or submit an online claim form today to schedule a free attorney consultation.

Video Transcription:

Any parent that has the potential for having a premature child should be asking the pediatrician … in the hospital setting, it would be a specialized pediatrician called the neonatologist that takes care of newborn babies. They should be asking that doctor, “Has my child’s eyes been examined? If not, when will that examination take place?” That first screening exam and the serial examinations after it are crucial to preserving vision in a child that is profoundly premature.

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