HYPOGLYCEMIA KERNICTERUS HIP DYSPLASIA - MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYERS
Neonatal conditions including hypoglycemia, kernicterus and hip dysplacia arise shortly after a child is born and can place the child at serious risk of permanent disability or death. Healthcare professionals should be vigilant and should be aware of the warning signs of these problems and failure to act appropriately and in a timely manner may mean that they are negligent and liable to pay compensation for medical malpractice for any harm suffered by the child as a result of their inaction. Our medical malpractice lawyers can help you to exercise your legal rights to obtain compensation. Our lawyers will deal with your claim using a contingency fee arrangement which means if you don't succeed in receiving compensation then your lawyers won't get paid. You will receive a complete professional service from lawyers who specialise in claiming compensation for personal injury caused as a result of negligence. For advice at no charge and without obligation on hypoglycemia, kernicterus or hip dysplacia just complete the contact form or call the helpline and a qualified lawyer will telephone you immediately to discuss your neonatel injury compensation claim without further obligation.
Neonatal Hypoglycemia is a condition that can cause damage to the brain and subsequent physical and mental impairment. There is an increased risk shortly after birth for children of insulin dependent mothers, babies with growth retardation, preterm and asphyxiated infants. Doctors often do not recognize the symptoms of neonatal hypoglycemia and as a result do not take appropriate action to prevent brain damage.
Hip Dysplasia is the technical name for a dislocation of the leg from the pelvis. All medical professionals involved in neonatal health care should be aware of this serious condition and examination of the hips should be an important clinical screening test throughout infancy. Careful examination of a child’s hips should be carried out at frequent and regular intervals from birth until the child is walking normally. As this condition is not always present at birth, but may develop at a later stage, healthcare professionals should take every opportunity to check a child’s hips and if necessary refer the child on for ultrasound or X-ray and subsequent specialist opinion. Delay in making a diagnosis of hip dislocation is a frequent cause of litigation against those responsible for neonatal health in the community. Delay in diagnosis makes treatment more complicated and may have serious long term effects. Hip dysplasia is often not diagnosed until the child is walking having already been seen by numerous doctors and nurses and treatment at this stage often involves repeated major surgery and a less than satisfactory outcome.
Kernicterus is a relatively rare condition which can lead to cerebral palsy. Those involved in neonatal care should be aware of the signs and symptoms of an infant suffering from kernicterus and failure to take appropriate action is likely to be medical malpractice.