Birth Injury Lawyer in San Diego
Bilirubin is a protein produced by the normal breakdown of a substance in the body called heme, which is found in hemoglobin, or red blood cells. Bilirubin is yellow in color, and a high level of bilirubin in the system (also referred to as hyperbilirubinemia) is the cause of both mild and severe jaundice. Jaundice is characterized by a yellowish complexion and is fairly common among newborns. It is often resolved with no treatment or with increased exposure to light (phototherapy), but if healthcare providers fail to diagnose jaundice quickly or treat it effectively, it can sometimes develop into a condition called kernicterus. Kernicterus is a depositing of bilirubin into the brain tissues that can lead to brain damage, loss of motor function, deafness, learning disabilities, and cerebral palsy. If your child has undergone complications due to increased levels of bilirubin, your best bet is to contact a San Diego medical malpractice attorney right away to begin discussing your legal options.
If a doctor or other medial professional is found negligent, you may be compensated for your medical bills and other losses. While no amount of compensation can wright the wrong of medical malpractice, it is imperative that irresponsible healthcare providers be held accountable for their actions.
San Diego Birth Injury Attorney
If your child has suffered from any of the medical conditions associated with an increased level of bilirubin, you will require the assistance of a dedicated and hardworking team of legal professionals. At The Pacific Law Group, our exceptionally skilled and compassionate attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve to get you and your family back on the road to recovery. We understand how difficult it is to be the victim of medical malpractice. That's why we want to draw on our 35 years of combined experience to help you today.
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