Was Your Baby Jaundiced at Birth? The Doctor May Be Responsible
Cook County Kernicterus Lawyers
Jaundice is a common condition in many newborn babies. It is caused by the buildup of bilirubin in the blood, which is a natural byproduct of the process involved with the breakdown of red blood cells. Jaundice is apparent in infants who are born with a distinct yellow tone to their skin and eyes. In the majority of cases, jaundice will clear naturally. In some cases, though, simple medical treatment may be required, and it should be easily available to every baby born in any hospital.
Doctors need to keep close tabs on cases of jaundice and cannot simply assume that it will go away on its own. If the baby's liver cannot eliminate the bilirubin fast enough, it could accumulate to the point where the toxicity causes a specific type of brain damage called kernicterus. Depending on the severity of the brain damage, kernicterus can involve movement disorders, partial or complete hearing loss and impaired eye movement.
Jaundice is fairly easy to treat with photo or light therapy and other methods. In the vast majority of cases, children would not have to suffer with kernicterus if the doctor would simply make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe the appropriate treatment. When they fail to do so, parents could have a claim for medical malpractice.
Working to Secure a Better Future for Your Baby
If you think that your baby's health issues could be connected to an undiagnosed buildup of bilirubin, you should seek the advice of an experienced Chicago excessive newborn jaundice lawyer. At the law firm of Lane & Lane, LLC, we represent clients in a variety of complex infant brain damage cases.
We work with a network of specialists and experts who can help us understand how your child's condition came about and if negligence was involved. We will present the most compelling possible case on your behalf and work to ensure that the negligent parties are held accountable for the harm that has come to your child. We will seek compensation that fully accommodates your child's current and future needs.
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If you're ready to take action to obtain justice - to fight for the full, fair and complete compensation you deserve for brain damage caused by excessive jaundice, please contact us today.
Call us at 312-332-1400 or send us an e-mail.