Newborns in Arizona hospitals can become seriously ill if they contract an infection, so doctors that treat them are expected to monitor them closely. If your newborn has been harmed by an infection during a hospital stay, you may have a case for filing a medical malpractice claim against the health care providers that treated your baby.
Group B streptococcus is a type of bacteria that can be particularly harmful to newborns while causing relatively no harm to adult carriers. To protect newborns from the possibility of contracting Group B strep disease, doctors have an obligation to diagnose mothers as carriers and treat them with preventative antibiotics if appropriate. Failing to diagnose a mother or monitor a newborn for Group B strep disease could be considered medical negligence.
At our law firm, we help families to pursue financial compensation for medical negligence that caused harm to newborns including a failure to monitor and treat infections. Whether your doctor was negligent during your pregnancy, during delivery or after your baby was born, we can help you to pursue justice for your baby's medical injuries. If you suspect that medical malpractice contributed to your newborn's illness, we can help you to investigate your medical records and determine what happened.
Because we represent medical malpractice clients on a contingency basis, you will not have to pay anything out of pocket to pursue your claim. After gathering extensive information from your medical records and testimony from our network of medical experts, we will work diligently to pursue a negotiated settlement or a jury award for your damages. Visit our page on newborn infection medical malpractice claims to learn more about how we may be able to help in your case.