Elevated Bilirubin

Elevated Bilirubin

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A mother knows better than anyone the joys and struggles of pregnancy. The beautiful miracle of childbirth can often be tainted by devastating birth injuries. Parents suffer emotional trauma, while a young infant fight physical injuries. Due to the multiple complications that can occur during childbirth and pregnancy, most doctors schedule regular checkups with patients. During these appointments, medical providers are able to detect and predict some injuries or difficulties that might develop. This allows them to prepare for the birth injuries or prevent them entirely.

In cases where a healthcare worker ignores the signs of birth injuries or fails to alert the parents, diseases can develop. For example, serious complications and birth damage can occur from elevated levels of bilirubin. If your child is suffering from a birth injury or disease, seek help from a Plantation injury lawyer right away. At the Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover, we are prepared to handle your case. We firmly believe in holding medical providers and doctors responsible for their negligence or lack of action.

What is elevated bilirubin?

There are many complications and injuries that can develop during pregnancy, including elevated levels of bilirubin. Bilirubin is the byproduct found after the liver breaks down old red blood cells. It is found in bile, and typically is expelled through stool. It begins as unconjugated bilirubin, until it travels through the blood stream and is changed into conjugated bilirubin. This type of bilirubin is soluble and is produced only after the unconjugated bilirubin is passed through the liver. Medical workers can test the amount of bilirubin in the body by testing blood. If the amounts are elevated, it increases the risk for jaundice, which can cause serious liver disease and blood disorders in a child. If jaundice is untreated in a newborn child, it could result in many physical complications, such as brain damage, loss of hearing and more.

Some common signs that can help identify jaundice in a child include yellow skin and eyes. In extreme cases, a child may die from bilirubin complications. We know how difficult this time may be, which is why we are here to help. Our Plantation injury attorney may be able to help you receive the compensation you and your child deserve. If your child is suffering from medical complications due to a negligent healthcare worker, contact our firm today.