Blindness Caused by Medical Malpractice

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As our medical negligence lawyers can attest, a doctor's failure to diagnose a complication can lead to total blindness, including retinopathy of prematurity.Patients should never wake up after surgery without sight. Mistakes made by physicians, surgeons and other hospital workers at any point in diagnosis or treatment can cause patients to go blind.

When this horrific tragedy happens to you or a loved one, you need someone who knows the industry and has a record of successful results for victims of catastrophic hospital injuries. Firm founder Richard Shapiro has over 30 years of legal experience. He grew up in a family of doctors. This then gives him a unique, firsthand understanding of the health industry. Our medical negligence lawyers know how to investigate these cases and get victims the compensation they need after medical malpractice occurs.

How Can Medical Mistakes Cause Blindness?

We all trust physicians with our health, but a number of errors at any stage of a medical process can lead to blindness. Some issues, such as disease, injury and retinal detachments, are detectable during regular checkups. However, a doctor’s failure to diagnose a potential complication can lead to total blindness.

Tragically, newborns can suffer from blindness when doctors fail to take the simple but necessary steps to prevent serious complications at birth. Attorney Richard M. Shapiro, the founder of our firm, is passionate about defending infants who suffer from retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Blindness caused by ROP could be eliminated if medical professionals regularly screened for and treated it in a timely manner.

Blindness can also result from mistakes during surgery. Richard M. Shapiro represented the family of a young girl who suffered from blindness and a traumatic brain injury following a surgeon’s mistake during the course of brain surgery.

How Can Medical Negligence Lawyers Help Me?

The costs of adapting to blindness can be immense. For example, the person may need additional medical assistance. This may even include an attendant to care for the individual 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That costs alone can run into the millions. They may also have to learn new skills to adapt and even change career paths or quit working altogether. All of these stresses have a severe emotional toll.

At Shapiro Law Group, our goal is to hold medical professionals accountable for their negligence while seeking compensation for victims so they can move forward. Our successful results have literally forced changes within the medical industry. For example, a hospital without an MRI advertised that it had one. As a result, it had to purchase the equipment, which in turn, likely saved untold lives in the years ahead. On another occasion, a hospital chose to put in place special precautions prior to performing repeat surgeries in a short span of time.

Florida Medical Negligence Lawyers

If you or someone you care about was blinded due to medical malpractice, we can help. Our attorneys have the skills and experience to secure the verdict or settlement you need. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe us nothing unless we get results. Our firm also offers free consultations. Thus, you can call our Tampa Bay medical malpractice attorneys at no risk to find out what we can do for you.