$5.9 Million for a Michigan Child with Cerebral Palsy and Kernicterus from Misdiagnosed Hyperbilirubinemia and Delayed Delivery
Kernicterus lawyers in Detroit, Michigan
Jaundice occurs frequently in newborns as the liver works to clear excess bilirubin from the body. Usually the jaundice is mild, but if left untreated it can become severe and cause brain damage. In this case, shortly after birth, the baby developed elevated bilirubin levels and hyperbilirubinemia. The hyperbilirubinemia was not promptly treated and resulted in the baby suffering from kernicterus – a form of brain damage. Due to the brain damage, the child had cerebral palsy and needs a wheelchair and special accommodations for the rest of his life.
By Jesse Reiter