When is jaundice medical malpractice?

Jaundice is a common condition in newborns. Often it will resolve on its own or with minimal intervention from medical providers. In more serious cases phototherapy or transfusions are used to reduce bilirubin levels. If a medical provider fails to identify, monitor and effectively treat jaundice, it can cause serious injury or death. Medical malpractice occurs when the standards of care are breached by a medical provider due to negligence and a patient suffers harm.