Failure to Timely Diagnose Newborn Hyperbilirubinemia Leading to Brain Damage
Settlement Amount: $4,125,000.00
Settlement Date: 1/2005
Attorney: Howard D. Mishkind, David A. Kulwicki
Description of Case: Newborn developed jaundice in hospital. At time of discharge, mother given inappropriate follow-up instructions. Child’s jaundice worsened over the next several days. By the time patient was seen by his private pediatrician, he had critically high levels of bilirubin. Admitted to another hospital on emergency basis, but not treated timely and suffered permanent brain damage.
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