When other local Rhode Island law firms had rejected the case, Ratzan Weissman & Boldt was retained and decided to pursue a medical malpractice case on behalf of a newborn boy and his parents in Rhode Island in a lawsuit against a local hospital and pediatrician.

RWB alleged that the hospital chose not to have appropriate systems and protocols in place to diagnose and treat newborn babies with increasing jaundice and rising bilirubin levels. If bilirubin levels rise too high, a catastrophic brain injury known as Kernicterus can occur. Kernicterus can be a devastating injury requiring a lifetime of medical and therapeutic care and treatment; attendant care; surgery; home modifications and more.

The team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys devoted a significant amount of time, energy, and resources to ultimately prevail, resulting in an $18,000,000 settlement offer which the clients accepted. This amount reflected the full amount of the insurance policy. RWB is fully invested in all of the cases that they handle because that's what it means to truly seek justice. This recovery will aid the family and help provide them with what they need to help keep their son safe.

Ratzan Weissman & Boldt have obtained more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements. Our firm is dedicated to honorable and unyielding representation of patients, consumers, and catastrophically injured individuals in state and federal courts. These cases are examples of the achievements of our firm’s attorneys. All are real cases. However, these examples should not be taken as a guarantee that the same results would be achieved in another case.