If your baby was born with jaundice, you or your baby's doctor may or may not have noted the yellow skin that is often characteristic of this common condition. Health care providers also checked your baby for jaundice as part of routine screening procedures for newborns.
If, however, your baby suffered injury as a result of failure to monitor, detect, diagnose, or treat jaundice, you are invited to contact the Arizona medical malpractice law firm of Patton Law Practice.
With babies going home much sooner after birth than what used to be considered advisable, jaundice may have gone untreated in your baby's critical first few days after birth. Since untreated jaundice may worsen and affect other parts of the body, early diagnosis and treatment is an urgent matter.
Among other outcomes when jaundice is left untreated is a rare but tragic condition known as kernicterus. Kernicterus can cause brain damage (resulting in hearing problems and muscle spasms) or death. Such serious injuries are unnecessary given the ease with which properly diagnosed jaundice can be treated with photo light therapy.
The legal team at our medical malpractice law firm Patton Law Practice, in Phoenix, includes a physician and experienced attorneys. Our careers are dedicated to helping victims of negligence in health care that led to injury. Contact us to discuss the facts of your case and the process of filing a claim or lawsuit.
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