Neonatal and Post Natal Infections
Serving Clients throughout Maryland, DC, Pennsylvania and Georgia
When babies are born, everything is new to them – including infections. This is one of the reasons why it is so important that babies are born in a sterile environment. It helps keep a newborn safe. Unfortunately, risks for neonatal post natal infections still exist.
When medical professionals such as doctors, nurses, and midwives ignore known risks, it can lead to life-altering, and sometimes life threatening, infections. If your baby experienced a neonatal or a post-natal infection that may have been the result of medical malpractice, you need to speak with a Philadelphia birth injury attorney.
What Is a Neonatal Infection?
Neonatal infections are infections that occur while the mother is still pregnant. These infections can permanently affect the baby. Generally, neonatal infections are bacterial infections. Often, the mother to be experiences symptoms and makes an appointment to visit with her doctor. The problem? Sometimes there is a failure to diagnose an infection such as meningitis or group strep B. This puts the baby at risk. Common neonatal infections include:
- Pneumonia; and
In short, it is any sort of bacterial infection in the mother’s blood. The mother’s body provides blood to the baby in the womb. These invasive infections can cause the baby to become sick or to develop neonatal sepsis.
What Is a Post-Natal Infection?
A post-natal infection occurs after the baby is born. It can be because the mother had an undiagnosed or improperly treated neonatal infection or it can happen because the birthing environment was not sterile. Much like neonatal infections, the effects of a post-natal infection can last a lifetime.
The LawMD has a team of birth injury attorneys in Philadelphia that work with families suffering from the long-term problems caused by these infections. Newborns can develop meningitis if the mother is positive for group strep B and is not appropriately treated to prevent infection.
Devastating Permanent Injuries
Infections such as e. coli, strep, meningitis, and other bacterial blood pathogens can cause permanent injuries and even death for the mother or the child. The conditions often caused by medical professionals ignoring symptoms or common practice standards that cause neonatal and post-natal infections can create a lifetime of challenges and expenses for the affected families.
Cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and brain damage can cause families to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses. Even if the families have good insurance, many medications, needed therapies, and equipment often aren’t covered or are still extremely expensive.
You’re Not Alone
If your family has been affected by a neonatal or a post-natal infection that’s caused a permanent injury or death, The LawMD provides compassionate and expert representation against hospitals, doctors, and other negligent medical professionals.
Our Philadelphia birth injury lawyers work side-by-side with the medical doctors that are on our staff to review your claim and help you get the compensation that you deserve. You are not alone. The LawMD provides free consultations for families just like yours. Call us today at 888-MY-LAWMD ( 888-695-2963 ) to get started.