The Risk Of Retinopathy Of Prematurity (ROP)

When you fall pregnant you experience a rush of emotions and you begin to make the big necessary changes you need to make in order to have a safe and healthy pregnancy. You go to great doctors, you make the best dietary changes and you start planning the room for your new arrival. It is a scary time in your life because everything is so new, you are joyful and making so many decisions like finding the perfect name and picking the perfect God Parents. No one takes the time between baby showers and gender reveal parties to think about any of the dangers and what ifs.

What Is ROP?

ROP is Retinopathy of Prematurity, which is an avoidable cause of blindness in premature or underweight babies. This is caused by negligent medical professionals, as they are well aware of the risks that mothers and infants face after birth. Every week a medical professional will check the baby to monitor their eyes for ROP. If you have not received this, you and your baby have not received adequate medical treatment. The longer the child waits to be diagnosed the more their eyesight will be affected. This will have lifelong effects on the child and their parents.

Seeking Legal Council

These are not a part of the thoughts of new and expecting parents have when they prepare for the new addition to their family. Where the reality is that a large number of families face this due to medical negligence. It is a very serious condition that many families are not able to afford. That is why there are dedicated legal professionals that have spent their careers helping families find justice when they have been wronged by someone that they have trusted. This will be a long and difficult journey, however, it is worth it as it will allow you and your child will be able to live life knowing that you are taken care of.

Paul Du Plessis Attorneys

If your child has been diagnosed with Retinopathy of Prematurity and you are seeking justice for medical negligence, be sure to contact Paul Du Plessis Attorneys for professional legal assistance. They have the caring and personal touch that everyone needs to feel at ease during such a calamitous time.

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