Kernicterus: When Jaundice Goes Untreated
Kernicterus is a type of brain damage that comes about as a result of untreated jaundice. Jaundice is a common condition in newborns caused by excessive levels of bilirubin in the blood. Most cases of jaundice in newborns clear up naturally without the need for additional treatment. Those cases that do require treatment, however, must be closely monitored to prevent potentially irreversible harm to the child.
Obstetricians and other medical professionals have a responsibility to recognize when a child is suffering from excessive jaundice and to prescribe phototherapy or other appropriate treatments to relieve it. If they fail to do so and the child develops kernicterus as a result, it can create grounds for a medical malpractice claim. Having a qualified kernicterus attorney representing you from the start can be extremely beneficial.
Handling All Types Of Birth Injury Cases
The attorneys at Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, provide comprehensive representation in a broad range of complex birth injury cases. We understand the duty of care a medical professional has to every patient, and we are committed to seeing that he or she is held accountable when that duty is not met.
We have the experience and the resources to properly investigate your case, identify the negligent parties and diligently pursue your claim. We work with medical experts to fully understand the damages associated with your child’s kernicterus and seek compensation to accommodate all of your child’s current and future needs.
Contact One Of Our Attorneys About Your Case
Contact one of our offices to schedule an appointment about your kernicterus case with a lawyer. We have conveniently located offices and other meeting locations throughout western Massachusetts and southern Vermont and regularly travel throughout the region to meet with clients. We offer a free initial consultation in all kernicterus cases. You can reach us in Massachusetts at 413-663-3200 or Vermont at 802-442-3233. You can also reach us via email.
All cases are handled on a contingent fee basis — you pay no attorneys’ fees unless we win compensation in your case.