Infections That May be Contracted at Birth

The birth of a child is usually a happy experience for families, as they are excited to welcome the newcomer into the world. While most deliveries are performed through safe, routine procedures, any negligent behavior on behalf of a doctor or nurse could be potentially devastating. A particularly dangerous consequence of medical negligence is the possibility of a newborn infection. The repercussions of these infections are varied, and some may lead to life-threatening conditions. When medical professionals act negligently and a newborn baby contracts an infection as a result, financial compensation may be sought from the responsible party.

Common Infections for Newborns

Depending on the conditions of the delivery table or the medical equipment used during a delivery, in addition to a variety of other circumstances, a newborn child may become infected with a serious pathogen. Among the most common infections that may occur at birth are the following:

  • Group B Streptococcus
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Viral Respiratory Infections
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Toxoplasmosis

The consequences of any of these ailments can be severe and lead to life-long conditions. In this situation, it is important to hold negligent healthcare practitioners accountable for their irresponsible actions. If your baby or a loved one’s baby has experienced an infection due to unsanitary conditions or other negligent practices, contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer today.

Contact a New Hampshire Birth Injury Lawyer Today

At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, our New Hampshire legal team understands how dangerous an infection can be for a newborn baby, and we will aggressively pursue financial restitution from any negligent medical professional in the civil court system. To discuss the details of your case with one of our medical malpractice lawyers today, please call (617) 426-4488.