Do you know about retinopathy of prematurity? If your child was a premature baby and suffers from blindness, retinopathy of prematurity may have been the cause.

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a condition caused by insufficient or irregular oxygen levels in premature babies during their neonatal care, which can often cause them to become blind or have their vision impaired. While they are in the incubator, premature babies require intensive and vigilant care, and an inconsistency in their oxygen levels is usually due to medical negligence. This could either be at the hands of an inattentive nurse or doctor, or a fault with the incubator or equipment. Retinopathy of prematurity is thus a completely avoidable condition of blindness in infants.

What if ROP was the cause of my child’s blindness?

If you suspect this to be the case, speak to Paul du Plessis Attorneys. We are specialists in medical negligence claims, particularly in birth injuries and infant mistreatment. We will investigate your claims to determine if medical negligence of your infant lead to retinopathy of prematurity and your child’s blindness.

This is done at no cost to you. We understand that the cost of living with a disability such as blindness can take its toll, which is why we strive to provide affordable and helpful legal services. If we uncover evidence of medical mistreatment, we will bring your case forward, and help you receive compensation for your losses and suffering.

Which of my costs can I claim?

In a case involving retinopathy of prematurity, you can claim for all the damages suffered by the child in question. the costs you can claim for include the cost of specialised equipment to assist with the blindness, the medical expenses of treating and handling the blindness, the cost of additional related therapy and the cost of additional expenses to assist with the blindness (for example, drivers, carers and guide dogs), as well as the loss of earnings resulting from a child being blind.

We can help you receive compensation for all of the above through successful legal action so that you and your child can live more comfortably and securely. Contact Paul du Plessis Attorneys today for more information.

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