Having a child ought to be an exciting time for a family, especially as welcoming a newborn into the family is usually a wonderful experience. However, sometimes doctors or nurses in delivery rooms act negligently or recklessly before, during, or after the delivery, causing the baby harm or injury. Unfortunately, as a result of this, many infants suffer from potentially preventable newborn infections. Depending on the type of infection a newborn has, the repercussions will be varied, with some possibly posing life-threatening health problems.
Depending on the specific behaviors of a doctor or nurse, there are a variety of different infections that could affect a newborn baby. However, some of the more common infections that occur during birth due to a medical professional’s negligence include:
- Group B Streptococcus
- Herpes Simplex
- Viral Respiratory Infections
- Bacterial Infections
Regrettably, these and many other infections can possibly affect a newborn baby, and are much more likely to occur if doctors or nurses involved in the delivery process are not careful and responsible. Should a baby develop an infection soon after birth, he or she may suffer substantially or even face serious complications for the rest of his or her life.
When your baby has been harmed by an infection during the birth process, it is likely that you want justice and restitution for the suffering your baby and family has had to endure. Our legal team at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP is committed to helping families affected by such negligence to recover financial compensation from reckless doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. Learn more about your options and pursuing this legal action by calling (617) 426-4488 today.