Does Your Child Suffer From Kernicterus?
Let Our Long Island Legal Team Fight for Your Child
A type of brain damage that results from severe jaundice, kernicterus is rare but preventable. If your child was not properly diagnosed or treated for jaundice and suffered brain damage as a result, you could have grounds for a lawsuit against the at-fault medical professional or facility. Your child may require assistance, therapy, and care for the rest of his or her life. Filing suit and securing financial compensation for your child’s care can make all the difference in his or her overall well-being and future.
It starts with a free, no-obligation consultation with a Long Island birth injury lawyer at The Sanders Firm. For more than 50 years, we have served the injured and their families in Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and across Nassau County. We have recovered billions in settlements and awards, all to help our clients rebuild their lives. We are standing by to see how we can help with your kernicterus case.
Call (516) 209-2502 today for your free case evaluation. We can offer the caring insight and knowledgeable guidance you need.
Handling Kernicterus Claims in All NYC Boroughs & New York
Kernicterus can result from carelessness or negligence in the treatment of a newborn. If a doctor or nurse does not recognize the signs of jaundice, delays treatment, or improperly treats jaundice, it may become so severe that levels of bilirubin in the blood rise to dangerous levels. This can cause brain damage.
The following are symptoms of jaundice:
- Yellow or orange tint to the skin
- Difficulty waking up
- Difficulty sleeping
- Problems with feeding
- Continual crying and extreme fussiness
- Less than normal number of wet/dirty diapers
The following are symptoms of severe jaundice, and kernicterus:
- Uncontrollable, high-pitched crying
- Limpness or stiffness of the body
- Unusual eye movements
- Muscle spasms or lack of muscle tone
As a child gets a little older, the following kernicterus symptoms can develop:
- Hearing problems
- Stained tooth enamel
- Inability to look upward with the eyes
If your child was not properly diagnosed with or treated for jaundice, and he or she developed kernicterus, now is the time to talk to a birth injury attorney at our firm. We know you are facing a difficult road ahead, and we want to shoulder the burden so you do not have to face it alone.
Contact our team today at (516) 209-2502 to see how we can assist you.