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Kernicterus Case Studies
Eddie Jones, a leading kernicterus solicitor and head of medical negligence at JMW, secured £18 million in compensation for a boy left with devastating brain damage after a community midwife failed to follow guidelines for the treatment of newborn jaundice.
Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW and a specialist kernicterus solicitor, has secured £15 million in compensation for a boy who suffered severe kernicterus brain damage when jaundice he developed as a newborn went untested and untreated. The settlement will cover the cost of the lifetime of specialist care the boy requires.
Midwife jaundice failures cause severe kernicterus brain damage in baby –significant compensation to be agreed
Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW and a specialist kernicterus solicitor, has won a case for a four-year-old boy who suffered severe kernicterus brain damage after a midwife failed to arrange a blood test when he developed jaundice as a newborn. Eddie is now negotiating a compensation package that will cover the cost of the specialist care, accommodation and equipment for the rest of his life.
A seven-year-old boy has received more than £8 million after a failure to treat Kernicterus Bilirubinaemia following a High Court Approval Hearing.
Harvey suffered devastating brain damage as a newborn baby after a community midwife failed to take action on his newborn jaundice. He was left with cerebral palsy and will never be able to live independently or hold down a job. The specialist solicitors at JMW secured £4.5 million in compensation to help Harvey to cope with his disabilities.
Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW, won a case on behalf of one-year-old Flynn, paving the way for significant compensation to be secured to cover the cost of his care. Flynn suffered catastrophic brain damage after midwives failed to take action on his newborn jaundice.
Vasili Kalisperas, of Worcestershire, was born a perfectly healthy baby boy in May 2012 and just a few hours after his birth he and his mother Elena were allowed to go home. However his family’s joy turned to disbelief, sadness and anger when two days later he sustained catastrophic kernicterus brain damage.
CP cannot stand or walk and has severely impaired eyesight. CP has kernicterus, the result of jaundice that was not treated appropriately.
BJ was two days old when he became jaundiced. He is now five and is permanently disabled, which could have been prevented had his jaundice been treated appropriately.
One of a pair of premature twins was born suffering from kernicterus bilirubinaemia. Doctors at the Lancaster Royal Infirmary failed to manage the condition correctly resulting in brain damage to the child