Kernicterus/jaundice claims

Where jaundice is not effectively managed by medical staff, families may be able to make a Kernicterus claim if this more serious condition develops as a result. Expert legal advice will be required to make a successful Kernicterus claim.

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Making a Claim for Kernicterus Compensation

Medical staff are well trained in how to deal with jaundice, and how to prevent it from worsening. As such, cases of Kernicterus should not be allowed to happen – and where they do you may be entitled to claim medical negligence compensation.

There are a number of instances where failures on the part of medical staff may have led to poor care and therefore provide grounds to make a Kernicterus claim:

  • Where babies thought to be at higher risk of the condition – namely those born prematurely – are not effectively monitored following birth.
  • Where insufficient attention is paid to a surge in the baby’s bilirubin blood levels.
  • Where appropriate treatment is not administered following a realisation that your baby has abnormally high or rapidly-rising bilirubin blood levels.

Whilst these circumstances represent some of the most common reasons for making medical negligence compensation claims relating to jaundice and Kernicterus, it is not an exhaustive list of all potential scenarios. If you think your baby could have developed Kernicterus as a result of medical negligence, or they have suffered due to poor care relating to the condition, it’s important to speak to an expert legal advisor as soon as possible.

Why make a Kernicterus claim?

When treatment for Kernicterus/Jaundice does not reach the standards we expect from health professionals, the impact on families can be debilitating, and we understand that families in this position may not have the resources to fight a legal case in order to put things right.

Making a claim for Kernicterus compensation will ensure that you get the answers you deserve, and compensation to help pay for any future care as a result of the negligence.

The distress associated with caring for a baby that suffers from Kernicterus understandably leaves many family members distraught. At Blackwater Law, our aim is to secure you the maximum possible compensation available in your case – without introducing any additional risk or stress. That’s why we undertake all medical negligence claims – including claims for Kernicterus – on a no-win, no-fee basis. Making a claim is the best way to secure your financial future.

  • Specialist birth injury solicitors
  • No win, no fee claims
  • Independently recognised as experts

What is Kernicterus?

Kernicterus is a very severe form of jaundice, which in itself is a fairly common affliction for newborn babies. Kernicterus is now extremely rare in the UK, and largely preventable when medical staff observe appropriate safety guidelines and procedures.

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Expert Kernicterus solicitors

Blackwater Law solicitors specialise in birth injury negligence claims and are experienced in representing parents across England and Wales in making claims for birth injuries that have resulted from poor clinical care. We operate all of our birth injury cases on a no-win, no-fee basis.

Our team of lawyers are independently recognised as being specialists in the area of medical negligence by the Legal 500. This means that if you approach Blackwater Law for advice, the guidance you receive will be some of the best available to you.

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Speak to a member of our specialist birth injury team. Find out if you have a claim.

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