$9.9M SETTLEMENT METABOLIC DISORDER
A newborn girl returned to the hospital shortly after birth, now critically ill. Despite the hallmark signs of a metabolic disorder – high ammonia, acidosis, and a substance called “ketones” in the urine – doctors delayed transferring the baby to a children’s hospital. As a result, she suffered a brain injury. The parents contacted Raynes & Lawn, who represents families of children with metabolic disorders across the country. Investigation revealed that the treating doctors did not have proper training in identifying metabolic disorders and missed the diagnosis.