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Kernicterus Compensation Claims
Kernicterus compensation claims are extremely serious. If the condition is undiagnosed the consequences can be devastating for you and your child. If your child is suffering from Kernicterus as a result of medical negligence, then you can make a Kernicterus compensation claim.
It is the responsibility of medical professionals to assess a new born child for any potential abnormality. If this is not done, and Kernicterus is not detected, your child may have been the victim of medical negligence.
Claims of this nature are fortunately rare. However, our specialist congenital kernicterus compensation claims solicitors have dealt with a number of cases where the care provided has been sub-standard.
Our solicitors will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis. We take away the stress of worrying about legal bills. A midwife negligence claim could secure the compensation you need to fully recover or care for your child.
What is Kernicterus?
Kernicterus is a condition that develops in new born babies suffering from jaundiced. The cause of jaundice is excess bilirubin in the body. Jaundiced is a relatively simple condition to treat by ensuring the baby feeds well and by carrying out regular tests for excess bilirubin in the child’s blood.
However, if a medical professional fails to identity jaundice in a new born child, and excess levels of bilirubin build up in the body, the consequences can be severe.
Kernicterus arises because of excess levels of bilirubin in the blood of a new born child. If the condition is not identified and treated early it can cause damage to brain tissue, resulting in brain damage. Sadly, Kernicterus can be cause death to a child in extreme cases.
All medical professional involved in child birth owe their patients a “Duty of Care”. This means that if the medical professional falls below the standard that would be expected, they have been negligent. This results can result in kernicterus compensation claims.
If your medical professional has failed to reach an acceptable standard of care, you may be able to make a kernicterus compensation claim. It is extremely important to take action if you have been let down. It helps to prevent the same mistakes from happening again.
What are Kernicterus Compensation Claims?
Kernicterus compensation claims happen when your medical professional provides an unacceptable standard of care to your child. The long term impact of medical negligence relating to kernicterus makes the incidents especially serious.
As a minimum, your medical professional must assess your child at birth for a potential jaundiced. This is a condition that is easy to diagnose due to the yellow colour of a new born babies skin. In most cases, this assessment will identify jaundiced and allow it to be treated in order to avoid the Kernicterus developing.
However, we have dealt with many kernicterus compensation claims involving a complete failure of medical professionals to identify the condition in a new born. This is not acceptable, as if a proper assessment is made, the condition can often be identified.
Kernicterus can also be identified by other symptoms presented in a new born child. These include the child being very sleepy, floppiness and feeding problems.
If a medical professional has failed to diagnose kernicterus in your child, they may been medically negligent and you may have a kernicterus compensation claim.
Our kernicterus compensation claims solicitors can move quickly with your claim. However, it is vital that you seek advice as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. Do not delay as it can result in you missing the chance to obtain justice for your suffering.
What are the Causes of Kernicterus Compensation Claims?
The most common failure of medical professionals, leading to kernicterus compensation claims is a failure to diagnose the condition in a new born baby.
It is a terrible fact that the condition can be identified easily and can be treated at an early stage. This avoids the severe consequences that can arise as a result of kernicterus. Some of the common facts our solicitors identify in kernicterus compensation claims is that the medical practitioner is not appropriately qualified to identify and treat Kernicterus.
A lack of adequately trained staff is a completely unacceptable reason for medical negligence. The NHS must adequately train and recruit its staff to ensure the standard of medical care provided is acceptable. Incidents of negligence are simply unacceptable.
If you have suffered due to medical negligence, speak to one of our kernicterus compensation claims solicitors today. They will be able to provide you with a Free Claim Assessment today.
Who is eligible to make Kernicterus Compensation Claim?
If your child has been effected by kernicterus as a result of medical negligence, you can make a claim against the negligent medical provider.
Making kernicterus compensation claims is not just about obtaining compensation for your suffering, it is about obtaining justice. Our solicitors understand that this is difficult time for you, often with nobody to turn to.
We will be in your corner, fighting your case. Our solicitors will provide you with all the support you need during your claim. You need to act fast, as there are strict time limits on when you can make a kernicterus compensation claim. Contact us today to discuss your options.
Why you should Make a Kernicterus Compensation Claim?
Making kernicterus compensation claims can help to avoid the same mistakes being made again. Our solicitors often find that NHS guidelines will change following a medical negligence claim. If the medical mistakes that were made are identified and investigated, improvements can be made.
It is also important that you are able to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. At the very least, you may incurred additional expenses and costs for extra care due to the injury. You may have had to take time of work, or give up your job altogether. In these circumstances, it is only fair that you as the victim are able to receive the correct amount of compensation for your suffering.
No Win No Fee Kernicterus Compensation Claims
Our medical negligence solicitors will represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. There is no cost to you if the claim is unsuccessful. You will obtain the maximum compensation available to you.
Our solicitors will also discuss any other options that are available regarding you case.
How Much Compensation Will I Get for Kernicterus Compensation Claim?
The amount of compensation for kernicterus claims can vary depending on the extent of the injury your child has suffered. It will also depend on your personal circumstances.
If your child’s injuries are severe and long term, it is not uncommon for the amount of compensation to be extremely large. However, each case is unique and must be assessed individually.
Our solicitors will be able to guide you through the levels of compensation available based on your own circumstances. Contact them today for a Free Case Assessment.
Our Expertise in Kernicterus Claims
Our medical negligence solicitors have decades of experience in kernicterus compensation claims. They specialise in this area of law and are quite simply experts in the area.
They will provide you with the expert service you expect from your medical negligence lawyer. But they are also friendly, approachable and put customer service at the heart of everything they do for their clients.