It is not unusual for a child to be jaundiced immediately following birth. Jaundice is caused by elevated levels of bilirubin in the blood, or hyperbilirubinemia. When bilirubin accumulates in the body faster than the liver can pass the bilirubin through the body, jaundice occurs. Excessive levels of bilirubin in the blood can cause severe brain damage and blindness. Once a child is delivered, medical professionals need to be on the lookout for excessive newborn jaundice. If a child appears to have excessive jaundice, doctors must conduct appropriate tests in order to gather more information.
If a child has high bilirubin levels, he or she must be treated immediately. Phototherapy, also referred to as light treatment, can eliminate some of the excess bilirubin. It is absolutely vital that a child with excessive levels of bilirubin is treated as soon as possible. The failure to do so can lead to lasting injury.
If your child has suffered brain damage or some other condition due to high levels of bilirubin, you have many questions that need answers. Your most pressing concern may be: who is responsible for my child's injuries? The New York City malpractice lawyers of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP have helped many parents during these difficult times.
When a child is profoundly injured in the labor or delivery process, he or she will require extensive medical treatment for the remainder of his or her life. Our law firm has helped numerous families get the money they need. Below is one such example of our work.
A major New York City hospital failed to properly administer appropriate phototherapy to a newborn suffering from an elevated bilirubin count. The newborn infant suffered severe lifetime injuries due to this negligence. Our lawyers investigated and litigated the parents' and infant's claim of medical malpractice. We were able to negotiate a $30 million settlement award to the family to be used for lifetime care.
To learn more about our approach, give us a call at 212-344-1000or send us an e-mail to schedule your free, confidential case evaluation.
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