$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 Chuck Hehmeyer, 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.