Hospital is accused of leaving a baby boy 'catastrophically' brain damaged due to a string of 'basic errors' after he developed jaundice

Mail Online | 1/12/2017 | Stephen Matthews For Mailonline
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A hospital has been accused of leaving a baby boy 'catastrophically' brain damaged due to a string of 'basic errors'.

Ibrahim Mehdi was born healthy but developed symptoms of jaundice - a usually harmless condition - just days later.

Yellowing - Skin - Build-up - Substance

However, the yellowing of the skin caused by a build-up of a substance can be extremely dangerous if left untreated.

In this instance, the now four-year-old developed brain damage - a rare complication of the condition - and will require round-the-clock care for the rest of his life.

Parents - Trust - North - Manchester - General

His parents are now suing the trust that runs North Manchester General Hospital, claiming their lack of knowledge and basic failures were responsible.

Inbrahim, from Bury, was born in June 2012 but had a higher risk of jaundice because his older brother had also suffered from it.

Parents - Gulshan - Batool - Aamir - Altaf

His parents, Gulshan Batool and Aamir Altaf, say two midwives noticed but failed to respond to his symptoms in the days after his birth.

A community midwife broke trust guidelines by failing to test him for the condition, they claim.

Day - Midwife - Symptoms - Deterioration - Treatment

While the next day a second midwife also spotted the symptoms and his deterioration, they say, but still failed to refer him for treatment.

Doctors at the hospital then wrongly interpreted his blood tests, according to his parents.

Staff - Phototherapy - Equipment

Staff were then unable to find all the phototherapy equipment needed to treat him - and did not know how to use it.

He was transferred to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital for a transfusion the next day.

Kernicterus - Brain - Damage - Complication - Jaundice

Here, they diagnosed him with severe kernicterus brain damage - a rare complication of jaundice.

The family's lawyers argue that had the test been carried out, the signs would have been apparent and the need for urgent treatment clear.

Pennine - Acute - Hospital - NHS - Trust

But Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Trust - which runs the hospital - has yet to respond to their claim, meaning legal proceedings...
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