Infections, if not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner, can pose significant risk to a developing fetus as well as the mother. While some birth infections are unavoidable, some are the result of medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a birth infection or by an untreated infection after birth that may have been the result of negligence on the part of your obstetrician or other medical personnel, it is important to explore your legal options.
At The Donahey Law Firm, our attorneys have extensive experience representing people who have suffered due to birth injuries and other forms of medical malpractice. Contact us today to speak with an experienced lawyer.
Birth Infections and Medical Negligence
Most birth infections can be effectively treated with antibiotics if detected early on. It is the responsibility of doctors, nurses, hospital labs and other medical professionals to recognize the warning signs of infection and take appropriate action.
Common birth infections include:
- Hepatitis B
- Urinary tract infections
- Group B streptococcus
Group B Streptococcus
One of the most common birth infections is Group B streptococcus, a bacteria that can be transmitted from mother to a developing fetus. This infection can lead to a number of pregnancy complications, including premature labor, urinary tract infections and fetal distress.
If you or your child has been harmed by a birth infection due to medical negligence, our lawyers are here to help you explore your legal options. We are dedicated to helping victims of birth injuries recover compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other hardships.
Free initial consultations • 6 locations throughout Ohio • Serving All of Ohio