Every parent hopes to welcome a healthy baby into the world, but when complications arise during pregnancy or delivery, it can quickly become a parent’s worst nightmare. Premature birth is a common complication of pregnancy, and babies born prematurely will be at risk for many other potential injuries.
The reasons why a child might be born prematurely are numerous, but all premature babies may be at risk for complications like breathing problems, heart problems, and vision issues.
Retinopathy of prematurity in such disorder that could affect infants born prematurely. Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a vision disorder that can cause blindness, and the smaller a baby is when it’s born, the more likely it is to develop the disorder. The disorder can also put infants at increased risk for further complications later in life.
Infants are considered premature when they are born three weeks before their due date or earlier. There are a host of reasons why babies might be born early, but some mothers may have certain risk factors that put them at increased risk for delivering prematurely.
If a baby is born prematurely because of negligence on the part of a doctor or healthcare provider, the family may wish to file a lawsuit holding the negligent party responsible. Such lawsuits may be the only way families can seek compensation for lost wages, hospital stays, and continued medical care for their injured child.
If you believe your child’s injuries were potentially caused by a negligent healthcare provider, it is essential to speak with an experienced attorney about your options. Lawyers who are experienced in these types of medical malpractice claims can help you determine whether you have a claim and will help you in every step of the litigation process.