When your child is delivered prematurely, it is a frightening time for parents. When a baby has been born at 24 to 30 weeks gestational age, baby’s eyes need to be examined for Retinopathy of Prematurity [“ROP”]. Watch this video to learn more about the progression of this disease.  If ROP is present, it must be treated properly in order to prevent blindness.  When treated properly, blindness is prevented 90% to 95% of the time.

The screening schedule is an eye exam starting the week baby would have turned 30 gestational weeks and then every 2 weeks until the risk of ROP has passed.  If ROP is seen then the exams must be done at least every week until treatment is done or the risk of progression has passed.

Treatment is use of a laser to shoot the retinal tissue in the periphery of the eye in order to stop the disease.  When done properly blindness is prevented 90-95% of the time according to experts.

If the NICU team fails to make sure a properly trained doctor does the examinations and treatment on the standard schedule preventable blindness may result. 

When something goes wrong and a doctor or the hospital staff violates safety rules or fails to follow evidence-based guidelines, the results can be catastrophic. 

In Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, preventable blindness can leave a family heartbroken and financially strapped. ROP cases are complex and can be difficult to prove. Legislation in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas can make it even more difficult to get the compensation you deserve. Don't trust your case to just any firm.  Make sure it is one with a proven track record and ready to go to trial for you.

We Help You Prove Your Claim So That Your Child Can Get the Care and Rehabilitation He or She Needs

Investigating and proving that medical malpractice occurred is not a simple task, and one that you should not take on alone. From the complex process of gaining access to medical records to the difficulty proving wrongdoing on the part of the medical staff, we know where to find the evidence that they hospital doesn't want you to see. 

Hospital corporations hire large lawfirms to defend ROP lawsuits, in Texas, Oklahoma, or Arkansas. They don't admit to errors no matter how egregious and fight until to bitter end. This puts you at a disadvantage when fighting against these experienced insurance companies.

We have the experience you need to get the best outcome in your claim. Our trusted Dallas medical negligence attorneys have years of experience helping people in similar situations. Our team is not only well-versed in medical malpractice law, but we also have experience working in the medical field.

You Don’t Have to Fight This Solo

When your world has been turned upside down because of medical negligence in Texas, Oklahoma or Arkansas, let us be your support system. Instead of worrying about fighting hospital corporations and insurance companies, contact the Girards Law Firm and put experienced medical attorneys on your side.

Call us today at 214-346-9529 or toll free at 888-333-9709 to learn more about how our Texas personal injury law firm can help with your claim.  If you are in Arkansas you can reach us at 501-420-2868. If you are in Oklahoma you can reach us at 405-633-3316.