Kernicterus is severe infant brain damage caused by excessive jaundice, or high bilirubin levels. Kernicterus can cause lesions on the brainstem which affect the child’s hearing, eye movement, and balance.
Jaundice itself is not harmful to newborns but when doctors allow bilirubin levels to get too high and don’t administer treatment newborns could develop kernicterus. Kernicterus is commonly a failure to diagnose medical malpractice issue. Our Pennsylvania attorneys are experienced in both birth injury claims and medical malpractice claimes. If your child has been diagnosed with kernicterus, don’t wait, call our PA birth injury lawyers now.
Babies with kernicterus can have movement disorders, hearing loss, abnormal eye movements, and staining of their teeth. Cerebral palsy is also a possible result of kernicterus, most commonly the athetoid or dystonic forms of cerebral palsy are results of kernicterus.
Our Kernicterus Birth Injury Lawyers Can Help
If a doctor failed to diagnose high levels of bilirubin in your child and he or she has been severely injured as a result, you should consult ourPennsylvania birth injury attorneys at The Pisanchyn Law Firm as you could receive compensation and bring the medical professionals involved to justice. Consultation and legal representation for PA birth injury cases is free until we win your case, and even then you will never pay out of pocket, we will only be paying you the money you deserve.
We know and understand that money and financial rewards could never give your baby a clean bill of health again, but someone needs to be held accountable for the tragic birth injury they have imposed on you and your family. We want to be here for you during this difficult time, please, call our birth injury lawyers now at our local numbers or toll free at 1-800-444-5309 as we represent all Pennsylvania residents