Kernicterus is a life-threatening condition caused by hyperbilirubinemia; a disorder whereby bilirubin backs up into the blood stream. It causes a baby to become jaundiced or yellow as a result of the liver not processing bilirubin. This life-altering condition is very treatable by placing the child under bili lights in the neonatal nursery but can cause brain damage when handled improperly by physicians and other medical professionals. If your child is suffering from kernicterus as a result of medical negligence, you deserve the opportunity to obtain restitution for the harm that has been done.
The Law Offices of Charles N. Rock seeks fair compensation for kernicterus, jaundice and other injuries that occur due to medical malpractice in Newburgh, New Paltz, Kingston, Middletown, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities in New York. To schedule a free consultation with experienced birth injury lawyer Charles Rock, contact us today. We will not charge any fees unless we help you obtain restitution.
Kernicterus: a Preventable Condition
Kernicterus is entirely preventable and treatable when caught quickly and treated properly using current UV-light technologies, which is a main factor in determining physician or hospital liability. When not treated properly, the condition can lead to a variety of brain injuries and other maladies, including:
- Movement disorders
- Growth disorders
- Dental defects
To overcome the side effects associated with this birth injury, aggressive therapies will be required from a young age and for many years afterward. This process can be traumatic for the entire family as even the best treatments may not completely reverse the effects.
Pursuing Full Restitution for Kernicterus Injuries
If your child has been injured as a result of negligence, you have a limited amount of time to bring a medical malpractice claim. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your potential claim with experienced Newburgh and New Paltz area birth injury lawyer Charles Rock.