Group B Strep Birth Infection Lawsuit Help – More Inside
An infection during pregnancy can be very dangerous because the growing fetus usually has no antibodies to fend off infection. As a result, mothers who contract bacterial, viral or fungal infections must receive proper treatment in a timely manner in order to avoid any complications on the child that they are carrying. Group B streptococcus infection is a type of bacterial infection that can wreak havoc on a child’s organs, and even lead to permanent brain damage. Over the centuries, Group B strep was feared and seen as an enigma that couldn’t really be figured out until the invention of the microscope which was able to identify the microbe that causes the infection, which then led to better treatment modalities for all. If you gave birth to a child with health complications and suspect that your untreated or late treated Group B strep infection was the cause, you have every right to file a lawsuit to ensure that your child gets the medical treatment they require as well as long-term care if they developed permanent complications due to the bacteria, and we’re here to help.
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It is not uncommon for pregnant women to carry Group B strep infections as UTIs and on their skin. As a result, doctors these days screen for the bacterium in expecting women so it can be preemptively treated.
Here are some of the symptoms of GBS in babies:
- Low energy
- Low body temperature
- Difficulty eating
- Erratic heartbeat
Group B Strep Treatment and Complications
Physicians monitoring a pregnant woman that is a carrier for GBS will give the child intravenous antibiotics once it is born in order to stem its spread. Left untreated, GBS can cause an inflammation of the lungs or pneumonia, as well as bacterial meningitis which typically affects the membranes that surround the spinal cord and the brain. In addition, bacteremia, or a blood infection, may lead to a host of health complications.
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Failure to screen a pregnant woman for Group B strep can constitute negligence which is prosecutable under personal injury law. If your child developed GBS and suffered health complications, we’d love to help. You may be able to collect compensation on their behalf to help cover their medical bills, pain and suffering, mental anguish, as well as legal fees. Call us NOW at (773) 825-3605 for more information. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.