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Baby’s Undiagnosed Jaundice Led to Preventable Injuries

After her baby was born with jaundice that eventually led to a preventable brain injury, a mother in the UK shares her story. The baby was born healthy, but started to show signs of jaundice—notably, a yellowish tone to the skin—and became lethargic. Unfortunately, an inexperienced midwife failed to recognize the condition, which led to a more severe disorder called kernicterus. Kernicterus results from excess bilirubin, a blood-breakdown byproduct, that can cause brain damage and other injuries. The baby now has cerebral palsy, is mostly deaf, and has little eyesight.

“That’s what’s so heartbreaking,” the boy’s mother said. “The midwife missed the window of opportunity to get him the treatment he needed. The system let us down.” The family hopes to raise awareness for kernicterus so that these devastating injuries do not happen to other babies.

Contact a Birth Injury Attorney if You Believe Your Baby Suffers From Kernicterus

If your child had high bilirubin levels at birth or suffers from kernicterus, discuss your unique situation with a birth injury attorney. You may have a viable claim and may be able to recover compensation for your child’s injuries. Contact us at (877) 262-9767 or online to discuss your case. We represent families nationwide, and have offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Wilmington, DE and Birmingham.

The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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