Did Your Newborn Suffer A Brain Injury Because Of Kernicterus?

Most infants are born with at least minor jaundice, which is a yellowing of the skin, eyes and tissues. If not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner, some develop kernicterus, an extreme form of jaundice, which can cause severe complications. When this happens, the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C., will take action to hold accountable the medical professional who failed to diagnose and treat the condition.

Our lawyers have decades of experience handling birth injuries in Phoenix and throughout Arizona. Our law firm also features a legal nurse consultant, whose knowledge helps us with kernicterus cases. With experience and knowledge on our side, we build cases designed to get results.

About Kernicterus

Chronic bilirubin encephalopathy, more commonly known as kernicterus, is brain damage that results from increased levels of unconjugated bilirubin. Health care professionals should watch for this condition, simply because high levels of unconjugated bilirubin and accompanying jaundice is so common in newborns. If the issue is diagnosed and treated in a timely manner, it will not be a problem. Unfortunately, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can lead to brain damage that will permanently change the newborn's life.

While kernicterus can be the result of genetic disorders that medical professionals may have little control over, our attorneys are dedicated to taking action when steps could have been taken to prevent kernicterus and brain damage.

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If you believe that medical malpractice caused your child's kernicterus, it is a good idea to discuss the matter with an attorney. Contact our Phoenix medical malpractice attorneys by calling 602-635-7603 or by completing our online contact form.