Our Boston-based law firm, Todd & Weld LLP, has developed a nationwide practice helping families whose children have been diagnosed with kernicterus. As you are now aware, kernicterus is a preventable condition caused by excessive jaundice in newborn babies. While many newborns have jaundice and recover with correct treatment, others develop severe and permanent problems because health care providers regrettably failed to appreciate the severity and risks of the condition and failed to properly treat it. As a result, these children develop cerebral palsy, auditory processing problems, vision difficulties and other serious conditions.
We understand that families whose children are diagnosed with kernicterus are distraught and overwhelmed with the challenges this condition presents for them and their child. Following this diagnosis, it is often difficult for families to process how legal advocacy can obtain financial support for their child's future health care and daily living needs. Our law firm is devoted to assisting families through these difficult times and to making their lives better by helping them understand and obtain the support they will need in the future.
We have a record of accomplishment in such matters, including winning one of Massachusetts' largest kernicterus medical malpractice jury awards ever. Over the years, our devoted and determined advocacy has resulted in multimillion-dollar settlements in state and federal cases across the country for clients whose lives were forever changed by this preventable condition. Because of our extensive experience in these matters, we have developed specialized knowledge of the complex legal issues that are always a part of kernicterus cases.
To learn how Todd & Weld LLP can advocate for you in a kernicterus case, contact our lead kernicterus practice area partner, attorney Jeffrey N. Catalano, at 617-624-4789.
As nationwide birth injury attorneys, we know that cases of this nature must be handled with sensitivity and care. We invest deeply in our clients, spending the time required to keep them informed as the matter moves through the legal process and to educate them about the long-term care needs of their children. This focus has served our clients well during our firm's 20-year history.