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Kernicterus Lawsuit – Failure to Diagnose Jaundice Hyperbilirubinemia


Kernicterus Lawsuit – Failure to Diagnose Jaundice HyperbilirubinemiaThe early detection of Hyperbilirubinemia (Jaundice) is vital to the prevention of Kernicterus and Cerebral Palsy in newborn children. In many instance trained physician and  or hospital staff fail to properly detect and treat for the signs and symptoms of  Hyperbilirubinemia resulting in severe brain damage in newborn infants. Victims of medical malpractice are entitled to monetary compensation for all their losses. If your child has suffered a severe brain injury due to the failure to properly detect and treat for an ailment contact our personal injury law firm. (888) 649-7166. All consultations regarding your claim to compensation are free of charge. Important warning signs of Hyperbilirubinemia in Newborn Infants:  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides a helpful guideline for detecting Hyperbilirubinemia by health care professional in hospitals and medical facilities.
  • J: Jaundice within first 24 hours after birth.
  • A: A sibling who was jaundiced as a neonate.
  • U: Unrecognized hemolysis such as ABO blood type incompatibility or Rh incompatibility.
  • N: Nonoptimal sucking/nursing.
  • D: Deficiency in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, a genetic disorder.
  • I: Infection.
  • C: Cephalohematomas/bruising.
  • E: East Asian or Mediterranean descent.
For more information visit the CDC Guidelines and Tools for Health Professionals Kernicterus in Full Term Infants here. Right to Compensation – Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Kernicterus can be prevented if medical health professional apply early and effective treatment for high bilirubin. A delay in the proper diagnosis and treatment can establish a basis for a medical malpractice cause of action. What is medical malpractice: Medical malpractice takes place when a  practicing medical doctor, physician, or medical facility fail to provide a patient with the appropriate level of care as defined by the standard of care provided by other doctors, and medical facilities in that profession. Newborn victims of severe birth injury and post birth medical negligence are entitled to monetary recovery for
  • All medical costs
  • Cost of rehabilitation
  • Future medical and health care costs
  • Cost of nursing and home care including transportation expense
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive Damage – where possible
Contacting an Attorney – To speak with an attorney regarding your child’s injury claim contact our personal injury attorneys. All consultations are free of charge and we are available to speak with you 24 hour per day 7 days per week. (888) 649-7166.

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