Resources for Parents of Children with ROP
Our Birth Injury Lawyer Lists Valuable Organizations
There are many organizations, agencies, charities and non-profits devoted to assisting families struggling with the effects of blindness caused by retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Richard M. Shapiro focuses his efforts on assisting families harmed by medical malpractice, specifically baby blindness caused by ROP. While these types of injuries may be statistically rare, they are entirely preventable. Families affected by ROP blindness need an advocate to ensure their child is able to live the best quality of life possible.
Resources for Parents of Children with ROP Blindness
Our firm is providing the following links to organizations that assist and provide support for the blind community. If your family has questions about adjusting to life with a visually impaired child, then consider reading about the following organizations:
- American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- National Federation of the Blind
- Blind Children’s Resource Center
- American Council of the Blind
- Vision Research ROPARD Foundation
- Junior Blind
- American Foundation for the Blind
- National Association for Parents of Children with Vision Impairment
The Shapiro Law Group is not affiliated with any of these organizations and is providing the links for informational purposes only.
Paying for Expenses Related to Your Child’s Blindness
Every year, hundreds of families receive heartbreaking news: their child was born prematurely, and due to complications with the child’s abnormally developed retinas, he or she will suffer from permanent stone blindness. Many families simply accept that nothing could have been done. When ROP causes blindness, this is not the case. The medical industry has made considerable strides in addressing ROP concerns before they develop into permanent disability. To ignore these warning signs is a form of medical malpractice.
With the help of a birth injury lawyer, you can receive damages to cover some of the costs you incurred due to someone else’s negligence and incompetence. For more than a decade, we have focused our practice almost exclusive on the small percentage of Americans dealing with this catastrophic but preventable affliction. By filing an ROP lawsuit, you can receive compensation to cover surgery costs, ROP treatments, long-term care, education expenses and hospital bills.
We cannot undo the trauma that hurt your child, but we can do the next best thing: provide for a more stable, comfortable future.
Birth Injury Lawyer Team Able to Handle Cases Nationwide
If you have questions about whether or not you have a potential case, then we invite you to contact our office and schedule a free consultation with us. We advance the costs of litigation until the conclusion of the case. We then subtract these costs from your verdict or settlement. If the case does not end in your favor, then you owe us no attorney fees.