Danville Infections Attorneys
One of the most important aspects of prenatal and newborn care is to prevent infections. Everything used in a delivery or maternity ward should be sterile, and there are many practices that healthcare workers must follow in order to insure the health of both mother and baby. Unfortunately, hospital workers sometimes make mistakes in care that harm or even endanger the lives of patients. When this happens because of the negligence of someone whose profession is offer care, that person should be held responsible for the injury that they cause.
If your baby picked up a serious infection during delivery or shortly thereafter and the cause was negligent healthcare, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the Danville neonatal infections lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 443-4343 to speak with someone about your legal options.
Group B Strep
One of the most dangerous types of microbes for newborns is in the streptococcal family of diseases. Group B strep infections are of particular concern, for baby and mother alike. While we usually think of strep being a painful throat infection, in these cases it enters the body where there has been any injury or through compromised tissue.
Doctors and other healthcare professionals should all be well aware of the risk of Group B Strep. The CDC recommends that all pregnant women be screened for the presence of the bacteria in their 35th – 37th week of pregnancy, so that if the mother has it she can be properly treated. Group B Strep can cause several serious problems, including:
- Difficulty breathing
- Kidney and liver issues
- Meningitis infections
Other organisms pose serious risk for infants as well, and if proper precautions are not taken, babies could contract influenza, listeriosis, or Fifth disease.
If your baby experienced a serious infection due to negligence of healthcare workers, we want to help. Contact the Danville birth infections lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 to speak with one of our capable and caring attorneys.