Our Boston law firm, Todd & Weld LLP, has developed a special focus on the medical condition kernicterus. We undertake cases nationwide, seeking remedies for children and their families so that they can deal with this terrible — and completely preventable — condition.
Our lawyers have extensive experience with these types of medical malpractice cases. Our in-depth understanding of the complex legal issues involved is one reason for our ability to move these cases forward successfully and obtain multimillion-dollar results for our clients.
Kernicterus is a type of brain damage caused by excessive bilirubin, which is caused by the breakdown of unneeded red blood cells in the first days of life. The usual result of excessive bilirubin is jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and other tissues. It is estimated that 60 percent of newborns have some degree of jaundice. However, it seldom leads to kernicterus because of established jaundice treatment standards that have been in place since the 1950s.
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.
Our attorneys offer clients a wealth of information about the condition. We help you identify helpful resources. We retain renowned professionals and medical experts who assist as you navigate the uncharted waters of having a child with a disabling condition. We connect you with other families who are also struggling with the reality of their child's disability.
This website provides an introduction to some basic issues in kernicterus. Our Resources page provides links to other websites that offer in-depth information about this condition.
Topics introduced by this website include:
- Kernicterus symptoms
- Who is at risk?
- Prematurity and kernicterus
- Drug interactions and kernicterus
- Rh incompatibility
- Preventing kernicterus
- Assessments and determining the risk of kernicterus