Newborn Metabolic Disorder Attorneys

Newborn Metabolic Disorder Attorneys

Newborn Metabolic Disorder AttorneysAt McEldrew Young, our newborn metabolic disorder attorneys represent affected families. There is a mandated statute of limitations on filing a claim against those responsible for allowing their baby to develop a serious disease. Though the act of negligence that led to your newborn’s condition may have been a significant time ago, your claim may still be valid. It’s important to consult one of our newborn metabolic disorder attorneys during a no-cost case review to learn if it is not too late to recover your damages. A successful claim can result in a family receiving a substantial settlement from the medical provider who was negligent in their newborn’s care. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

When a Newborn Metabolic Disorder is Missed at Birth

When a newborn’s physician or the lab responsible for processing the screening test makes an error, one or more metabolic disorders may be missed. If a metabolic disorder is not diagnosed early enough, the newborn baby may develop a serious and permanent disability as a result. If your newborn had a metabolic disorder that was not diagnosed in time, contact our attorneys and request a consultation.

Common Symptoms of a Newborn Metabolic Disorder

Babies and young children must consume sufficient nutrients in order to enable them to develop and maintain optimum health. This is very difficult to do if they have a metabolic condition. It can prevent their body from breaking down proteins, fat, and carbohydrates in order to get the nutrition and energy they need. If you suspect your newborn may have a metabolic condition, take them to your family pediatrician for a medical diagnosis. Symptoms may present within a few weeks after a child is born. The symptoms can be aggravated by ingesting certain foods, a minor illness, taking certain medications, or dehydration. Newborn screening can detect many types of metabolic disorders and if treated immediately, the child can enjoy a long, healthy life.

Some of the most common symptoms of infant metabolic disorder include the following:

  • Seizures
  • Poor appetite
  • Abdominal pain
  • Developmental delay
  • Coma
  • Weight loss
  • Failure to gain weight

Routine Screening of Newborn Babies

A newborn baby typically undergoes a routine blood screen test within 24-48 hours of their birth. This is usually done in the hospital rather than in a pediatrician’s office. The screening can be effective in detecting a wide range of metabolic disorders. If the screening is not done or if it is performed too late, it can be difficult to detect a newborn metabolic disorder, as our attorneys know very well.

Common Newborn Metabolic Disorders

Regardless of whether or not the type of metabolic disorder your newborn is suffering from is in the following list, our attorneys can represent your case.

  • Lysosomal storage disorder
  • Hemochoromatosis
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Wilson disease
  • Maple syrup urine disease
  • Galactosemia

McEldrew Young: Trusted Newborn Metabolic Disorder Attorneys

To learn if your newborn’s case meets eligibility for filing a claim regarding a metabolic disorder, contact our office to meet with one of our attorneys who can review your case at no charge.