Lawsuits for ROP Blindness – Attorney Shapiro Helps Parents of Blind Babies

Posted on June 09, 2015 by Shapiro Law Group

Retinopathy of Prematurity Lawsuit Can Help You Care for a Newborn with Baby Blindness

Due to a doctor error or hospital mistake, your sweet premature newborn may now face a lifetime of visual impairment or permanent blindness caused by retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). If your child is blind because of ROP complications, your family likely has a retinopathy of prematurity lawsuit against the medical professionals for negligence. In this video, our ROP lawyer describes what the justice system can do to hold those at fault accountable in a retinopathy of prematurity lawsuit. Medical malpractice compensation can help you afford the best possible care for your child.

If you are dealing with the devastating effects of blindness in newborns that may have been caused by negligence at birth, fill out our confidential claim review form online or call for a free consultation with an experienced ROP lawyer today.

Video Transcription:

The civil justice system is limited in its capacity. It’s the most frustrating thing about what I do as a lawyer. I don’t have a magic wand. I cannot cure these beautiful children of their blindness. What we do as lawyers in the civil justice system is crucial, because it’s not only about having the right to sue. It’s something much more basic than that. It’s an American value that we all hold near and dear to our hearts. It’s about the right to stand up and say, “I get counted too. If you do something wrong to me, you’re responsible for it.”

You have the right to a jury of your peers to hear that dispute, and at the end of it, reach a conclusion as to whether or not somebody was responsible, number 1. Number 2, if they were indeed responsible, then what the value in money damages is for the harm caused. That money is crucial to changing the lives of these kids. I’ve seen it firsthand. I’ve watched these children grow up, and I get to see what that money does to change their lives for the better.


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