Iowa Group B Strep Infection Attorneys
Iowa Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Many adults carry a type of bacteria known as Group B Streptococcus without knowing it or suffering any serious health effects. When a pregnant woman is the carrier, however, testing for Group B Strep — and taking appropriate medical steps to address it — becomes critical because the bacteria can be transmitted to her newborn during delivery.
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Infants who contract a Group B Strep infection are at risk for meningitis, cerebral palsy, brain damage, blindness, hearing loss, and other disabling or even fatal outcomes. Many cases are preventable, and if your child and family have been victimized, we encourage you to contact an attorney at Galligan Reid PC about possible medical malpractice.
Do You Suspect a Failure to Test for or Properly Deal With Group B Strep?
Our experienced birth injury lawyers have a strong understanding of the key issues in Group B Strep and “GBS disease” cases. Working with qualified medical experts to examine all aspects of your potential claim, we will consider factors such as:
- Your physician’s failure to order Group B Strep culture testing during pregnancy, or any errors in communicating results or following through on a positive test
- The delivery team’s failure to administer antibiotics during labor in the effort to prevent transmission of the infection
- Failure to recognize and address risk factors that may include fever during delivery or early membrane rupture
If your child has suffered severe birth injury, disability or a wrongful death due to Group B Streptococcus infection, it is well worth asking whether diligent, proper medical care could have prevented this serious outcome.
Taking Action to Find Answers and Improve Victims’ Lives
Although a lawsuit cannot repair the human damage done, the financial compensation you are able to recover can be essential for helping your child and family move forward in life. We also believe that holding negligent medical providers accountable for negligence ultimately reduces the likelihood others will suffer as you have.
In this difficult time for your family, we are prepared to serve as your experienced Iowa medical malpractice lawyers, beginning with a free consultation.
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