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Kernicterus: What is it?
When the quantity of bilirubin in a newborn's blood exceeds the usual range, it may cause a condition known as kernicterus. The body produces bilirubin, which is typically excreted in urine or breast milk. A newborn has very little of it in their blood at birth. The disease known as hyperbilirubinemia is the most frequent cause of jaundice in neonates. In the first week after delivery, hyperbilirubinemia—a accumulation of bilirubin in the blood—can happen. Both sickness and a deficiency in bilirubin in the infant's system might contribute to this accumulation. The illness known as kernicterus may result from an accumulation of bilirubin in the blood. Damage to the brain in the disorder known as kernicterus results in hearing loss, mental retardation, and even death. Since it is the most serious kind of jaundice, it has to be treated right away. Kernicterus is most often seen in infants who were delivered prematurely or under challenging circumstances. Making sure a woman has eaten properly and has maintained her health during the pregnancy is the greatest method to avoid jaundice. By doing this, she may be able to limit the amount of bilirubin she produces for her breast milk.
How Can I Bring a Case Against KERNICTERUS?
High amounts of bilirubin in the blood may cause the disorder kernicterus, also known as bilirubin encephalopathy, which can affect neonates. That is the main reason why kids suffer from brain damage. Low Apgar scores, a marker of insufficient oxygen to the baby's brain, are also connected to it. Kernicterus often appears 24 to 48 hours after delivery, however it may appear up to 72 hours later. In certain instances, a newborn may display indications of jaundice yet be sent home untreated. It may permanently harm the baby's brain if it goes untreated. Medical emergencies include kernicterus. Contact a Kernicterus attorney if you believe your infant has suffered harm as a result of excessive bilirubin levels. It is possible to treat and cure the dangerous medical illness known as kernicterus. We will assess your case and decide if you should file a lawsuit against the hospital at Hoosier Injury Attorneys Downtown Indianapolis, IN. In rare circumstances, the hospital or doctor may have neglected to treat the infant and this neglect resulted in Kernicterus. The attorneys at Hoosier Injury Attorneys are devoted to assisting parents whose children have suffered because of medical malpractice.
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