Bilirubin Encephalopathy (Kernicterus)
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Even the smallest health problems can have serious health consequences when it comes to newborn children. That's certainly the case when it comes to bilirubin, a natural substance produced by our bodies which removes old red blood cells. If a newborn has too much bilirubin in their blood stream, they can have health problems.
If newborn babies have too much bilirubin in their blood stream, that condition is known as bilirubin encephalopathy (BE). And if newborns have BE during the first few weeks of life, they could develop very serious health problems, including:
- Brain damage
- Hearing loss
Neonatal injuries involving bilirubin encephalopathy can have serious consequences. That's why it's important to take your child's health issues seriously from the start. That's why our attorneys at the Tyrone Law Firm, PC want to meet with you.
Symptoms of Bilirubin Encephalopathy
Symptoms can vary widely and be hard to detect for bilirubin encephalopathy among newborn children. Such symptoms include:
- Loud crying
In the later stages of bilirubin encephalopathy, symptoms can become ever more extreme, including:
- Stiff muscles
- Not eating
If you observe any of these symptoms, take your child immediately to the emergency room. Then contact our law firm.
We Can Help
Tests exist to determine if newborn children have bilirubin encephalopathy. But some doctors fail to correctly diagnose this disease. Or they simply don't take such symptoms seriously early enough. As a result, your child could sustain serious, life-altering injuries.
Most physicians and other medical professionals refuse to admit they did anything wrong. That's why you need us on your side. We know how the find the facts you need to hold doctors accountable for their actions. Otherwise, you will likely have a difficult time obtaining the financial compensation your family needs to pay for the long-term care your child may require.
The financial toll of medical issues associated with bilirubin encephalopathy can be staggering. But your case isn't just about money. We work tirelessly for families because we believe strongly in helping people who need our help the most. Find out how our Atlanta law firm can help you. Contact us and schedule your free consultation today.
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