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Group B Strep Malpractices

Group B Streptococcus, or GBS, is carried by over a ¼ of women; this bacteria poses adults no harm.

Without physical symptoms, most carriers of Group B Strep don’t have any idea that they are carriers indeed, and in all likelihood could transfer this bacteria to a newborn baby during the process of labor and delivery.

From the undiagnosed streptococcus of the mother, there could be damage to the developing child.

Group B Strep, unlike in adults, can post a severe risk of harm to a baby; to ward off the infection, he or she may not have the antibodies.

Newborn babies exposed to Group B Strep bacteria can risk developing likely fatal conditions, such as: sepsis, hearing loss, damage to the brain, blindness, pneumonia, meningitis, cerebral palsy, and death.

Medical facilities have known for a long time of the likely dangers Group B Strep poses to newborn babies; presently, the standard of care dictates all mothers expecting get a testing for Group B Strep in the pregnancy during the third trimester, no matter if during early pregnancies they were tested.


OB/GYN‘s should take note, when women test positive for Group B Strep of discoveries; a plan should be devised to diminish the exposure of the baby during birthing process.

During labor, there are several typical methods to prevent Group B Strep disease in newborns to administer to the mother antibiotics.

While preventative measures and antibiotics may diminish the likelihood of a newborn contracting Group B Strep, many Group B Strep newborns belonging to women who are carriers should be monitored carefully to detect early manifestations of this disease.

Group B Strep Symptoms and Conditions

Babies with symptoms of Group B Strep may have certain conditions, such as: bluish coloring; unusually anxious behavior; periods without breathing; erratic heart rates; variations in body temperature; and difficulty feeding or latching on to mother’s breast.

Depending on the presence of specific conditions and the preference of the physician, newborn babies exposed to group B strep may be offered intravenous antibiotics as a prophylactic or treatment.


Cases related to Group B Strep malpractices require birth injury attorneys assisting you to understand legal rights of the child.

Medical negligence birth injury attorneys have vast experience with Group B Strep medical standards related to treatment and screening.

If a child has sustained any conditions related to Group B Strep, an attorney can counsel you about lawful rights for both you and the child.

It is imperative to remember in Group B Strep malpractices that governed actions for statute of limitations are commenced via legal action within a time constraint statutory.

A neglect to act can result within time parameters in the child losing out for a recovery on legal rights.

Cases related to Group B Strep malpractices are typically some of the most complex action causes.

Procedural objectives, as well as the underlying subject matter, are more sophisticated than other litigation fields.

This doesn’t only have an effect on the trial strategy, but can influence the length of trial.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797

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