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KERNICTERUS LAWSUIT - CEREBRAL PALSY  

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUITS DUE TO JAUNDICE & HIGH BILIRUBIN COUNT MISDIAGNOSIS

WHAT IS KERNICTERUS ? 

DOES JAUNDICE / HIGH BILIRUBIN COUNT CAUSE KERNICTERUS ?

Many babies have some jaundice. When they are a few days old, their skin slowly begins to turn yellow. The yellow color comes from the color of bilirubin. When red blood cells die, they break down and bilirubin is left. It is normal for some of the red blood cells to die everyday. The red blood cells break down and make bilirubin. In newborns, the liver may not be developed enough to get rid of so much bilirubin at once. So, if too many red blood cells die at the same time, the baby can become very yellow or may even look orange. The yellow color does not hurt the baby's skin, but the bilirubin goes to the brain as well as to the skin. Untreated bilirubin / jaundice can lead to kernicterus resulting in severe brain damage,athetoid cerebral palsy, hypoplasia, hearing loss, strabismus,and loss of vision or eyesight. Causeof kernicterus are few, but the prevention options are innumerable.

JAUNDICE AND KERNICTERUS  

No baby should develop kernicterus resulting brain damage or cerebral palsy from untreated jaundice. Kerenicterus is preventable.!! 

Jaundice is a common problem among infants immediately after birth. It is the result of the inability of the neonatal liver to clear bilirubin, a breakdown product of blood cells, from the blood.  In most cases, jaundice is usually a self-limiting, mild disorder. The most commonly used treatment is ultraviolet light exposure, in which the infant is placed under an ultraviolet lamp for a few hours each day. The ultraviolet light breaks down bilirubin into a water soluable form which the infant liver can process and excrete .If the baby gets very jaundiced, the doctor can do an immediate exchange transfusion. An exchange transfusion is a life-saving procedure designed to counteract the effects of serious jaundice, infection or bilirubin toxicity. When the bilirubin is deposited in the brain (CNS) tissues, then a diagnosis of kernicterus is certainThe procedure involves the staged removal of the infant's blood and replacement with fresh donor blood or plasma. The kernicterus treatment exchange transfusion is credited with preventing countless infants from developing kernicterus, when other jaundice treatments have failed. 

KERNICTERUS LAWSUIT - NEGLIGENT JAUNDICE BILIRUBIN DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

cerebral palsy, kernicterus,lawsuit, medical malpractice, kernicterus lawsuits, high biiubin can cause kernicterus,  spastic cerebral palsy treatmentIf your doctor(s) failed to properly diagnose and/or properly treat your child's jaundice and it resulted in kernicterus, then you may have a kernicterus lawsuit against the negligent doctors or other health care professionals. Jaundice is caused by high levels of bilirubin in the blood called hyperbilirubinemia and in your child's tissues. When the child's doctor fails to recognize the severity of the jaundice or mis-diagnoses the condition or fails to aggressively treat the jaundice, and it results in kernicterus, then medical negligence may have occurred. If you would like to have your case reviewed by our cerebral palsy / kernicterus medical experts, then call us immediately for a Free Confidential Consultation. Talk to a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer. Call 1-800-883-9858 or click here for a Kernicterus Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit Evaluation 


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Cerebral Palsy AttorneyIf your baby has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and you believe that medical malpractice may have occurred by  your Doctors, ObGyn, nurses, assistants and/or hospital staff, then you may have a  Cerebral Palsy Legal Action  for legal  damages against   those that  may have caused or  contributed to your child's condition.

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Question: What are the most common causes of cerebral palsy?

Answer: During the birth, many times the child’s ability to obtain needed oxygen is a chief cause of cerebral palsy.  It may result from premature separation of the placenta, too large of baby for the birth canal or pelvis, too long or too abrupt of labor, awkward and/or breech deliveries, cord entanglement,  excessive Pitocin, shoulder dystocia, failure to order timely cesarean (c-section), placenta abruptus, excessive force or use of vacuum or forceps, and ruptured uterus. In additional cerebral palsy may occur when there is presence of birth asphyxia, a vaginal birth after a caesarean delivery  (VBAC) with a ruptured uterus, neonatal depression, static encephalopathy, fetal bleeding, periventricular leukomalacia, fetal distress during labor, an abrupted placenta and/or  hypoxic ischemic  encephalopathy,

Question: What are the early signs that may indicate a birth injury or birth trauma may have occurred ?

Answer:  Early signs of cerebral palsy may include but limited to low apgar scores, child born with low ph or acidosis,  a child born with a bluish skin tone, seizure immediately after birth, cerebral edema, difficulty breathing on its own and a child born severely bruised at birth. These signs may show evidence of a forced delivery or excessive force or trauma on the infant during birth.

Question: What are the physical signs or common symptoms  that indicate that a child may have cerebral palsy ?

Answer:  A child with cerebral palsy may have limbs that are hard to move or stiff, underdeveloped limbs, muscular hypertonicity, muscle  weakness and a tendency to contractures. Cerebral Palsy (CP)  child may  also exhibit involuntary or uncontrolled movements ,weakness, incoordination, wide-based gait, imbalance and difficulty in depth perception.

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