Group B Streptococcus
Out of all the infections that a newborn can contract during the birth process or the hospital stay, Group B streptococcus (GBS) is the primary life-threatening infection encountered today. This bacteria naturally grows in many healthy women. However, when these women give birth, the baby may come in contact with GBS and become infected. GBS in an infant can result in:
- Meningitis (swelling of the brain)
- Brain damage
- Lung damage
- Vision and hearing loss
- Other physical disabilities
At the Texas birth injury law firm of Hampton & King, our experienced lawyers hold negligent medical providers accountable for the harm they cause. One type of negligence is failing to take appropriate action to protect a newborn from avoidable birth infections. For instance, if a mother is diagnosed with GBS, her doctor should start her on intravenous antibiotics during labor.
Other Types Of Infections
Our law firm also represents mothers and children who have been injured by other infections during pregnancy, labor and delivery. These may include:
- E. coli
- Hepatitis B
- Urinary tract infections
For a free, no-obligation consultation about your potential medical malpractice case, call the Houston office of Hampton & King at 713-574-8660 or send us an email. Hartley Hampton is board certified in personal injury litigation by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and in civil litigation by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. We only charge contingency fees, so you pay no fees or costs unless we recover compensation on your behalf.