Suing for Jaundice Birth Injuries

Despite the fact that it’s the 2020s, it is still common for mother and baby to suffer complications during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth. Sometimes, these complications occur naturally and the damage cannot be prevented. But sometimes, medical negligence plays a part in birth injuries that occur in today’s society.

One of the more common complications that can occur after childbirth is jaundice. This medical condition can usually be treated easily and will resolve without any long-term effects. But it’s the families that are victims of medical malpractice that endure severe trauma associated with jaundice birth injuries.

Our birth injury lawyers at Wilt and Associates, PLLC, can help you cope with what’s happened to you and get the justice your family deserves. Below, we go into further detail about how jaundice can go from a standard complication to a birth injury and some of the ways that you can tell that you may be able to sue for the injury your baby endured.

More About Jaundice

Jaundice, also called hyperbilirubinemia, is quite common in babies. It is characterized by yellowing skin and eyes caused by high levels of bilirubin flooding the baby’s blood.

When these high bilirubin levels aren’t treated and continue to worsen, they can cause a condition called kernicterus. Kernicterus is a type of permanent brain injury associated with cerebral palsy.

When Can You Sue for Jaundice Complications?

Although hyperbilirubinemia is easily treated, healthcare providers may make mistakes in the treatment of this condition that go on to cause traumatic brain damage that could have been prevented.

Failure to treat, postponing treatment, failure to provide follow-up care, misdiagnosis, and other medical mistakes can cost families dearly when it comes to jaundice. If your healthcare provider made any of these mistakes, or is otherwise responsible for the birth injury your newborn sustained, the birth injury lawyers at Wilt and Associates, PLLC, could help you hold them accountable.

Get Help from a Birth Injury Lawyer in Kentucky

When your child has suffered serious complications due to jaundice and you are unsure how to go about getting justice, call the dedicated birth injury lawyers at Wilt and Associates, PLLC.

Your birth injury lawyer can take a closer look at the individual details of your case to determine what your next steps should be. Call our office at 502-253-9110 or fill out the convenient contact form below to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.


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