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What is Hyperbilirubinemia and Kernicterus?

Jaundice (yellowing of the skin, eyes and tissues) is a terrifying word – but jaundice following birth is a reasonably common occurrence. The substance known as bilirubin causes the yellow colouration of skin and eyeballs, which are associated with jaundice. In most cases, jaundice usually goes away within a few days as the liver has a chance to clear the excessive bilirubin from the blood and the baby goes about usual growth process.

However, an excessively high level of bilirubin is called hyperbilirubinemia, which is dangerous. The symptoms of jaundice that appears in the first 24 hours of life may specify a fundamental issue that needs urgent examination. If it is not cured correctly in a timely manner, complications can rise and in some serious cases, a rare type of brain damage may occur, which is known as kernicterus – occurs when a baby’s levels of bilirubin become so high that they affect the brain.

Your baby can be at risk of developing kernicterus if they have elevated or quickly rising levels of bilirubin in the blood – hyperbilirubinemia – and have not received correct treatment in time. An infant experiencing any of the hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus initial symptoms must seek medical professional’s help immediately. Some of the initial symptoms in infants are:


Poor feeding pattern

Constant high-pitched crying than usual

Lethargy and constant symptoms of tiredness

Lack of response, failing to respond to the surrounding

Yellowness in the skin, which can be associated with jaundice

Decreased muscle tone & reduced muscle strength known as hypotonia

If your child has been a victim of medical negligence while pursuing or getting treatment for hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus, you may have a claim for compensation. At Turner White Solicitors, our expert birth injury claim solicitors can provide best legal advice, support and guidance throughout the claiming process.

When Can I Make a Hyperbilirubinemia and Kernicterus Compensation Claim?

If you are concerned that your child may have suffered because of a delay in diagnosing and treating hyperbilirubinemia or kernicterus, you can make a hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus claim for compensation.In most cases, jaundice is treated efficiently by medical professionals and clears up without any serious health complication. Unfortunately, medical negligence do happen and if the onset or severity of the jaundice is not considered and treated properly, it could lead to hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus, which can become a threat to the child’s health.

Medical professionals can avoid kernicterus by taking immediate action when a baby first displays the symptoms of jaundice. Proper healing therapy and a blood transfusion, where the infant’s blood will be removed and replaced with healthy blood from a matching blood donor can decrease excessive bilirubin levels. Once an infant has developed kernicterus, the effects of the illness are almost irreversible, so it is important that the medical practitioners take immediate action, when the first symptoms of the disease occurs.

If you believe that your child is suffering from hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus due to the negligence of medical professional, you may be able to make a hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus claim for damages that you and your child has suffered because of someone else’s fault.Our clinical and medical negligence solicitors can support you and your family achieve the best compensation to ensure your child has proper access to medical and health related services, which your baby may need in the future. At Turner White Solicitors, our vastly experienced hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus claims solicitors understands your compensation claims and help you and your family to secure the financial means necessary to keep moving forward and protect your future. We help victims of hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus negligence to earn compensation for pain and suffering as well as loss of earnings.

Why Should I Make a Hyperbilirubinemia and Kernicterus Compensation Claim?

Making a hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus claim for compensation following a medical negligence is a significant step for various reasons because compensation is designed to help you. If you or a loved one is injured because of a medical professional’s negligence, we firmly believe you should get the compensation, which you deserve. Your hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus claim can earn you the much-needed compensation that can help you to pay your medical expenses for any current or future care and treatment as well as the compensation can recover any lost earnings after time away from work.

In addition, your claim for compensation will also highlight the neglectful treatment that are often being carried out by NHS doctors and medical staff or any other private hospital’s medical professionals. It can prevent other parents to suffer the same medical damage, which you have sadly undergone.
Contact our birth injury claims solicitors for a confidential and free consultation on Freephone 01772 25 22 22. We will discuss your experience and let you know if we think you have a potential birth injury claim case.

How Much Compensation for Hyperbilirubinemia and Kernicterus Will I Get?

The amount of hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus compensation awarded in this type of cases depends on a number of different aspects. These aspects can include the severity of the injury caused, combined with any financial losses, the effect the damage has had on your life outside work, and whether your hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus injury caused due to negligence will require further treatment and care – both in the immediate aftermath of the negligence and in the future.

You can find out how much hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus claim you’re entitled to by getting in touch with our birth injury solicitors today on Freephone 01772 25 22 22 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help. We will be able to give you an indication of the potential value of your claim. However, if you want to get an estimated settlement figure before you contact us, you can always use our interactive compensation calculator to find out how much compensation you might be entitled to.

Is There a Time Limit on Making a Hyperbilirubinemia and Kernicterus Compensation Claim?

Yes. You are usually required to start your legal claim within 3 years from when the incident happened or when you first realised that your injury was the consequence of a medical professional’s fault. However, as a parent or guardian, you are entitled to make a claim for your child up until the age of 18; upon reaching 18 your child will have 3 years within which to make a claim for medical negligence compensation if you as a parent, have not already done so.

The best recommendation is always to start thinking about making hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus compensation claims as soon as after the actual incident takes place. Events will still be new in your mind, evidences are easier to collect and a stronger hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus compensation case more likely to be built.
Therefore, the sooner you speak to a team of birth injury solicitors, the better. Begin your claim today, contact the best birth injury claims solicitors at Turner White Solicitors for a free and confidential consultation.

Does The Case Follows a No Win No Fee Claim Basis?

Yes. At Turner White Solicitors, our No Win No Fee Claim Solicitors means you won’t have to pay any legal costs if your claim is unsuccessful and it will cost you nothing to find out if you have a case. The most significant part is that the victim of hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus is not at any kind of financial risk. Our birth injury claims solicitors will also help you to understand the outcome that the medical negligence has had on your and your child’s life, and ensure that any compensation that you obtain will shield all your future requirements.

In addition, before beginning a legal case for compensation, our birth injury solicitors will confirm you on whether your case can proceed on a No Win No Fee basis. Generally, 98% of our clienteles always have right to the No Win No Fee basis.

Our Expert Medical Negligence Claims Solicitors

Our leading birth injury solicitors will look into your birth injury compensation claim case in detail, collecting relevant evidence from different well-trained medical professionals. These medical professionals evaluate what treatment and care you should have received and determines any future consequences to your wellbeing. They will also advise us on any potential treatment, which you will need in the upcoming years.

Start your claim now for hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus compensation, call our best birth injury claims solicitors for free today on 01772 25 22 22.

Make a Claim with Turner White Solicitors

At Turner White Solicitors, our clinical and medical negligence solicitors have extensive medical experience and knowledge, who can explain you thoroughly about your legal rights and advice to help you through the birth injury claims. We can also visit you at your home or hospital if you cannot visit our office. Our team of best birth injury compensation claims solicitors are made up of leading lawyers in all areas of medical practice, with a proven record of accomplishment of success in their specialist areas.

Birth Injury

Pregnancy and childbirth is a truly ecstatic jubilant feeling, and mostly takes place without any significant difficulties. Alternatively, birth injuries do occur occasionally during pregnancy, labour or after childbirth, giving rise to various complications. When Physicians and nurses fail to follow correct measures/address complications or take too long to recommend a C-section, serious birth injuries may take place. In some circumstances, this can result in lifelong health complications for the child, who may need around-the-clock care. These errors may amount medical negligence or birth injury negligence. During childbirth, it is likely that the mother or the baby can be injured due to medical negligence. This can happen due to mistakes made by medical professionals or due to medical equipment that may be faulty or inaccurate which causes professional to come to wrong conclusions. Although it is very difficult to avoid medical negligence completely since anyone can make a mistake, it can however be reduced significantly.

Medical Professionals are usually qualified with many levels of training provided to them before they start treating patients in hospitals. However, sometimes it is possible for them to make mistakes when it comes to childbirth. Childbirth is a very delicate operation where professionals must be extra careful in order to successfully deliver the child without harming the mother or the baby. But prev...
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enting such medical neglect should be at the forefront in the medical profession and should never be allowed to take place. Many birth injury claims are also against the NHS hospitals and can be very common.

Medical Professionals should be aware of and should consider any medical conditions the mother has before the delivery of the child takes place. Doctors should monitor the progress of the preganancy and observe whether both the mother and baby are okay whilst the final stages of the pregnancy progresses.

Types of Birth Injury Negligence

Some of the most prevalant types of birth injury claims that we often deal with are:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Maternal Sepsis
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Congenital Hip Dysplasia
  • Hyperbilirubinemia and Kernicterus
  • Maternal Birth Injuries
  • Child Injury

When Can I Make A Birth Injury Claim?

Being informed that you or your baby has suffered from a birth injury is one of the most terrifying news that a parent can face. At times, complications can be instigated by a birth defect through error. However, many birth related injuries could be predicted beforehand as long as the medical staff identify the cautionary sign, and act promptly when an emergency arises, then a disastrous injury can be avoided. Sadly, this is not always the case and medical errors do occur. And, when birth injury occurs because a medical professional has been negligent in their duty of care, you may be eligible to make a birth injury claim for compensation.

Our clinical and medical negligence solicitors can support you and your family achieve the best compensation to ensure you have the proper access to medical and health related services, which you or your child may need in the future. At Turner White Solicitors, our vastly experienced birth injury claims solicitors understands your birth injury compensation claims and help you and your family to secure the financial means necessary to keep moving forward and pretect your future.

Why Should I Make A Birth Injury Compensation Claim?

The compensation you recieve will help you pay for future expenses for yourself and the baby such as medical expenses and and treatment. In addition, if your baby is born with Cerebral Palsy, they may require wheelchairs and hoists in the future for when they grow older. Alternatively, if your baby needs clock nursing care that makes your financial position difficult, compensation can support you completely. Your claim for compensation will also highlight the neglectful behaviour of medical services and may cause the health service to reflect this and minimise clinical negligence in the future. Hence, decreasing the chance of clinical negligence in the future.

For more information on birth injury compensation claims, get in touch with us on 01772 25 22 22 or request a call back or simply fill the form, and our expert team of birth injury solicitors will get back to you and give you the suitable legal advice.