Negligent Birth Injuries Causing Blindness in Newborn

Minnesota Birth Injuries Causing Blindness in Newborns Can be Medical Malpractice


We rely on healthcare professionals to help us deliver babies that are happy, healthy, and ready for the world.  Most of the time, healthcare professionals such as OB/GYNs, family practitioners, nurses, technicians, and other providers do this very well.  However, other times they do not.  And the great joy and anticipation of a newborn becomes a very serious medical emergency.  The life and death of an infant sometimes hinges on the decisions—and unfortunately the mistakes—of a healthcare provider.  Other times very serious health consequences, such as blindness occur.


Any newborn with blindness should be evaluated by an Minnesota medical malpractice attorney such as the one at Kuhlman Law, LLC.  While sometimes the natural birthing process may result in birth injuries such as blindness, often times blindness is a direct result of the negligence of a healthcare provider.  Find out how we can help protect the rights of your loved one with a FREE consultation by dialing (612) 444-3374.


Causes of Medical Malpractice Which Result in Blindness


Generally, there are two types of birth injury medical malpractice which can result in blindness.  The first is more obvious, which is traumatic injuries.  Injuries such as improperly using a vacuum, forceps, or even just the healthcare provider’s hands can result in injuries to the eyes which can permanently damage the newborn.  Eyes are very fragile organs, and on a newborn they are even more sensitive to pressure, friction, and other external forces.  Damage here can easily cause permanent blindness.


The second type of medical malpractice resulting in blindness is due to medical conditions which are not detected, treated, or properly managed.  One common one is a sexually transmitted infection or disease which the mother has at the time of giving birth.  If healthcare providers properly manage the mother’s condition, a c-section or other means of controlling symptoms can prevent the STI from infecting the baby.  It is common for STIs to cause blindness.


Another type of disease which results immediate and proper treatment is retinopathy of prematurity.  This condition is very treatable but horrifically devastating if not taken care of.  It affects babies who are premature.  The infant can develop abnormal blood vessels behind the eye and around the retina which create pressure and permanent damage.  When the blood vessels grow too large or invasive, it can result in permanent damage and permanent blindness.


Blindness in a Newborn Baby May be Medical Malpractice: Parents of Victims Must Call for Representation and Review Today


If you or a loved one have been injured due to the medical malpractice of a healthcare provider such as a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care service professional, call Kuhlman Law, LLC for a FREE consultation by dialing (612) 444-3374 to learn what your rights to compensation may be.  We will conduct a thorough review of your case and advise you whether there may have been a serious medical mistake causing your injury.   There is no risk, and you do not owe us money unless we win your case.

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