Management of Legal Risks Associated with the Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity

  • Marshall Simonds


You have been called in by a neonatologist to consult and to assist in the care of a premature infant with a birth weight of 1200 g. Your task is to help preserve the infant’s vision while efforts are made to save the infant’s life. Using your professional skills and experience, you do help. Despite your efforts the infant develops retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). You are now a defendant in a lawsuit on behalf of a blind baby. You ask your lawyer to evaluate the chance that you will lose this suit, and you are told that the risks are large indeed.


Posterior Pole Expert Testimony Expert Witness Medical Malpractice Legal Risk 
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