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Neonatal & Post-Natal Infections

Experienced Birth Injury Lawyer in Washington, D.C.

When babies are born, everything is new to them—including infections. This is one of the reasons why it is so important that babies are born in a sterile environment; it helps keep a newborn safe. Unfortunately, risks for neonatal post-natal infections still exist.

When medical professionals such as doctors, nurses, and midwives ignore known risks, it can lead to life-altering—and, sometimes, life-threatening—infections. If your baby experienced a neonatal or a post-natal infection that may have been the result of medical malpractice, you need to speak with an experienced birth injury attorney.

Contact US to discuss your case with a Washington, D.C. birth injury lawyer. We serve clients throughout the United States.

What Is a Neonatal Infection?

Neonatal infections are infections that occur while the mother is still pregnant. These infections can permanently affect the baby. Generally, neonatal infections are bacterial infections. Often, the mother-to-be experiences symptoms and makes an appointment to visit with her doctor. The problem? Sometimes there is a failure to diagnose the infection. This puts the baby at risk, especially when the infection is a serious one, such as Group B Strep or meningitis.

Common neonatal infections include:

  • Meningitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pyelonephritis

In short, a neonatal infection is any sort of bacterial infection in the mother’s blood. The mother’s body provides blood to the baby in the womb. These invasive infections can cause the baby to become sick or to develop neonatal sepsis.

What Is a Post-Natal Infection?

A post-natal infection occurs after the baby is born. It can be because the mother had an undiagnosed or improperly treated neonatal infection or it can happen because the birthing environment was not sterile. For example, newborns can develop meningitis if the mother is positive for Group B Strep and is not appropriately treated to prevent infection. Much like neonatal infections, the effects of a post-natal infection can last a lifetime.

LawMD has a birth injury attorney in Washington, D.C. who works with families suffering from the long-term problems caused by these infections. Our team of lawyers and medical professionals helps clients in Washington, D.C. and throughout the nation.

Devastating Permanent Injuries

Infections, such as E. coli, strep, meningitis, and other bacterial blood pathogens, can cause permanent injuries and even death for the mother or the child. The conditions often caused by medical professionals ignoring symptoms or common practice standards that cause neonatal and post-natal infections can create a lifetime of challenges and expenses for the affected families.

Cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and brain damage can cause families to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses. Even if the families have good insurance, many medications, needed therapies, and equipment often aren’t covered or are still extremely expensive.

You’re Not Alone

If your family has been affected by a neonatal or a post-natal infection that’s caused a permanent injury or death, LawMD provides compassionate, aggressive representation against hospitals, doctors, and other negligent medical professionals.

Our lawyers work side-by-side with the medical doctors on our staff to review your claim and help you pursue the compensation you deserve. In fact, we have attorneys who are also medical doctors. With LawMD, you are not alone. We provide free consultations for families just like yours.

Call us today at (888) 695-2963 to get started.

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  • WE UNDERSTAND YOUR INJURIES, BECAUSE WE’VE LIKELY TREATED THEM.

    Most of our physician-attorneys are either current or past treating doctors in, collectively, a wide range of medical specialties. There is a good chance one or more of our physician attorneys have actually treated medical conditions similar to the ones from which you or your loved one now suffers. That translates into care and understanding as your Counselors, and know-how as your Advocates.

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    Any honest medical malpractice attorney will tell you that one of the greatest expenses in a medical malpractice case is having to pay physician experts to study the details of the medical issues in your case and, if necessary, provide testimony at deposition and trial. While even our physician attorneys may also need to hire outside medical experts for your case, our medical know-how allows us to perform a significant amount of the medical analysis necessary for your case in-house which may translate into significant savings at the conclusion of your case.

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