Group B Strep
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a bacterium that is harmless to women, but resides in the vagina or rectum. This “harmless” bacteria can be passed on to a child during delivery, though, if not diagnosed and treated prior. When this bacteria is passed on to a child during delivery, a severe birth injury or illness can be the result. If your child is suffering a birth injury as a result of this condition you should consult with our Pennsylvania birth injury attorneys as soon as possible.
GBS is not an STD, and often women show no symptoms at all. It is the responsibility of health care providers to test for this bacteria before the baby is due so it can be treated with antibiotics and keep the child safe.
Group B Strep is responsible for over 60% of meningitis cases in newborns. If this bacteria is passed on to the infant during delivery the child faces many health struggles. Infants affected by Group B Streptococcus could suffer pneumonia, sepsis, widespread infection, or even death. If the infant survives the health complications brought on by GBS he or she could still be left with permanent brain damage, developmental delays, deafness, blindness, or even cerebral palsy.
Our Group B Strep Lawyers Can Help
If a doctor failed to diagnose and treat GBS and your child has been severely injured as a result, you should consult our Pennsylvania birth injury attorneys at The Pisanchyn Law Firm as you could receive compensation and bring the medical professionals involved to justice. Consultation and legal representation for PA birth injury cases is free until we win your case, and even then you will never pay out of pocket, we will only be paying you the money you deserve.
We know and understand that money and financial rewards could never give your baby a clean bill of health again, but someone needs to be held accountable for the tragedy they have imposed on you and your family. We want to be here for you during this difficult time, please, if your child has suffered a birth injury due to a medical provider’s negligence, call our Pennsylvania birth injury lawyers now at our local numbers or toll free at 1-800-444-5309 as we represent all Pennsylvania residents