Lawsuit for Newborn Herpes Encephalitis – Call Us Today

Birth Injury

Maternal infections are usually diagnosed and stopped via treatment before they ever become a problem to the mother and the baby. Herpes is one such infection that can have a fatal outcome if not treated in a timely manner. Herpes encephalitis is a viral infection of the brain by a strain of the herpes virus. It is an aggressive nervous system disease that can cause swelling of the brain, seizures and finally, death if not treated fast. Women with genital herpes may be provided with acyclovir, an antiviral that has been shown to stop the replication of the herpes virus. This can significantly improve health outcomes for the child, and prevent any brain damage if it is administered early on in pregnancy. Failure to diagnose herpes is the most common medical malpractice claim associated with this form of negligence, as infections during pregnancy are a sign that the physician wasn’t thorough and exhaustive in their tests.

Are you looking for a herpes encephalitis lawsuit attorney? The experienced birth infections lawsuit attorneys at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of legal experience helping individuals such as yourself get the justice and compensation you deserve. For more information on herpes encephalitis lawsuits, please call (773) 906-4833 NOW. It is important to hold negligent physicians accountable as this will break the cycle of negligence in that medical institution and hopefully save the lives of other mothers and children, as well as provide you with financial resources to take care of your child and hopefully heal from the infection over time. We work on contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t charge you ANYTHING as we handle your case and only do so once we’ve recovered compensation on your behalf.  Please call us NOW at (773) 906-4833 for your 100% FREE legal consultation into you and your child’s legal options for compensation. Serving all victims of herpes encephalitis during birth countrywide.

Here are some of the most common causes of neonatal herpes encephalitis:

  1. Fetal infections during prgancny
  2. Metabolic conditions
  3. Bleeding in the child’s brain
  4. Genetic disorders

Risk factors for the development of herpes encephalitis include:

  • Lack of HSV antibodies by the mother
  • A young mother below the age of 21 may pass on herpes to her child
  • Early delivery before the 38th week
  • The use of vacuum extractors and forceps, invasive tools, may spread herpes to the baby
  • An infection contracted by the mother during the third trimester

Here are some of the most common symptoms associated with neonatal herpes:

  1. Body stiffness
  2. Aches and flu-like symptoms
  3. The baby not wanting to eat normally
  4. Vomiting and nausea
  5. Seizures and fits
  6. The baby’s skull may bulge in the soft part, or the fontanelle

Left untreated, neonatal herpes encephalitis may lead to:

  1. Cerebral palsy
  2. Developmental issues
  3. Seizure disorders
  4. Brain damage
  5. Learning difficulties
  6. Impaired immune system

Lawsuit for Newborn Herpes Encephalitis – Call Us Today!

Preventative medicine can stem the development of neonatal herpes and subsequently, encephalitis. Therefore, if your child developed this aggressive viral infection, it can be surmised that the physician did not do their due diligence when it comes to screening the mother and treating her for herpes. This constitutes negligence, and we’d love to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Please call us NOW at (773) 906-4833 to learn more about the settlements for herpes encephalitis in newborns, and how to get started with your claim. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.