Shrewsbury, MA asked in Medical Malpractice for New Hampshire

Q: Medical Negligence? Failure to diagnose hypothyroidism in a newborn until 3 months of age at time of discharge from hosp

Daughter born 2 months premature. Presented with feeding issues/no appetite, constipation, extremely sleepy/lethargic, pail cool skin. Was subjected to surgery to place a g-tube to feed. Was never diagnosed with hypothyroidism until she was being discharged at 3 months old. Placed on thyroid medication immediately.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A New Hampshire attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. What you describe involves the legal theory of failure to diagnose. Only a medical professional is qualified to determine whether a breach of medical duty occurred here. You could reach out to New Hampshire med mal attorneys; many attorneys in this area of law offer free initial consults. If an attorney felt they saw a potential basis for a case, they could retrieve the patient file and discuss further with a medical professional. Good luck and I hope your daughter is doing okay.

Tim Akpinar

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