Albany Birth Injury Attorneys

Assisting Families & Newborns Injured by High Biliruben Counts

Several types of injuries can cause, and arise from, too much bilirubin (occasionally known as hematoidin) in the blood after birth. Hyperbilirubinemia, as this increased bilirubin is called, is a condition where there is excess bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is released during the breakdown of red blood cells, which naturally raises blood bilirubin levels slightly. But babies are not always able to eliminate excess bilirubin as easily as adults, so it can build up and cause high levels in the blood plasma that can be dangerous. When bilirubin concentration does rise, it can result in jaundice, a yellowing of the skin.

The mother's placenta usually rids the baby's body of excess bilirubin, but after birth, the child's liver takes over. Symptoms of hyperbilirubinemia include visible yellowing of the eyes and skin, lethargy, dehydration, and poor feeding. To diagnose hyperbilirubinemia requires direct or indirect testing of bilirubin levels. If a physician fails to diagnose hyperbilirubinemia, it may be medical negligence. When that happens, you want an experienced Albany birth injury attorney to protect your interests.

At the law office of Dreyer Boyajian LLP, we bring exceptional experience handling medical malpractice claims, including injuries resulting from increased bilirubin levels. We have been representing clients in this type of matter since we opened over 30 years ago, and our two partner attorneys have more than 65 combined years of experience between them.

To schedule an appointment, contact our office or call us at (518) 348-4133.

Handling Injuries Caused by Increased Bilirubin Levels

Continued high levels of blood bilirubin and failure to diagnose and treat hyperbilirubinemia can cause a variety of issues, including:

It is important to treat it early before severe symptoms result. Phototherapy or, in severe cases, exchange transfusions, may be required.

When a doctor, physician, or other medical professional negligently fails to diagnose your child with hyperbilirubinemia and injuries occur, our Albany birth injury lawyers will aggressively protect your rights and help you seek compensation for all of your losses, from the costs of medical treatment to any physical or mental suffering or injury to your child.

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Increased bilirubin, if left untreated, can have serious, even deadly, effects on your child, and it can be devastating to you and your family. The personal care and the expertise of the medical malpractice team at Dreyer Boyajian LLP, can help you brighten the future for you and your child.

Call our experienced Albany bilirubin lawyers at (518) 348-4133 for a free consultation.

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