$900,000 Recovery for Failure to Diagnose Hyperbilirubinemia
- Date: Summer 2003
- Attorney: John Blume
- Settlement: $900,000
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose, Failure to Treat, Hyperbilirubinemia, Jaundice, Brain Injury
Blume Donnelly partner John Blume recovered $900,000 on behalf of a family whose eight-year-old son suffered brain injury after his physicians failed to timely diagnose and treat hyperbilirubinemia. Hyperbilirubinemia, or a high level of bilirubin in the blood can be due to an overproduction and/or under excretion of bilirubin. Extremely high levels can be harmful, causing brain damage. The condition can effectively be treated, if caught early enough, by photo therapy.