Retinopathy of prematurity is a condition that causes blindness in premature babies. With the proper medical care, retinopathy of prematurity is completely preventable and avoidable. It is caused by medical mistreatment during neonatal care, specifically by oxygen treatment that causes the disorganised growth of retinal blood vessels which can result in scarring and retinal detachment.

Because premature babies are not fully developed and suffer much higher health risks, they receive oxygen therapy to assist them while their lungs develop. This requires intensive medical care and attention, with dedicated administration and monitoring to ensure the baby’s health. Unfortunately, this can go wrong, which is why our services exist.

Was your baby’s blindness a result of medical negligence?

If your premature baby suffers from blindness or eyesight problems, it may have been caused by a negligent nurse or doctor during incubation. Pediatric nurses and doctors have special training in premature infant medical care, but even the best can make mistakes sometimes. The slightest inconsistency in an infant’s oxygen supply during neonatal care and incubation can result in retinopathy of prematurity. If you suspect that this was the case with your child, you are encouraged to approach us immediately. There are systems in place that can relieve the burden of situations like this, and we are passionate and dedicated to helping infants and their families who have suffered from preventable illnesses and injuries.

Speak to us about your retinopathy of prematurity case

When you approach us with a suspected case of medical negligence, we will analyse your case free of charge. We consult with leading medical professionals to investigate the case thoroughly, and if evidence of malpractice is found that has caused your child’s retinopathy of prematurity, we will assist with a legal proceeding to bring your case to justice. We have a no-win, no-fee policy, which means that you do not have to stress about further expenses and losses. We have an excellent track record, and pride ourselves on bringing financial and emotional relief to families of retinopathy of prematurity babies. Living with retinopathy of prematurity can be difficult, so contact Paul du Plessis Attorneys for legal assistance.

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