Kernicterus Case Studies

A seven-year-old boy has received more than £8 million after a failure to treat Kernicterus Bilirubinaemia following a High Court Approval Hearing.

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


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