This case takes place in Illinois and involves complications suffered by an infant shortly after birth. The child was born, and underwent a blood test to screen for various disorders. However, the testing was not received by the state lab until several days later. The defending family medicine doctor delivered and discharged the infant from the hospital. However, the records indicate that the infant was experiencing symptoms which may indicate a premature discharge from the hospital. Eventually, the infant was brought back to the hospital on in shock. He was transferred to another facility where a blood test revealed a serious imbalance in his blood chemistry. It was soon discovered the child suffered from a rare genetic disease that could have been revealed from the blood screening. The baby now suffers from permanent brain damage.