New York Birth Injury Lawyer Warns of the Danger of Prenatal Infections

There are ways to minimize the risk of contracting some infections during pregnancy. However, despite routine hand washing and other reasonable preventive measures, some women are likely to suffer infections while pregnant.

Thus, it becomes especially important for the mother's doctor to be able to properly diagnose and treat prenatal infections. If the doctor does not do so, the mother and baby may be at risk. If you, or your child, have been hurt by an undiagnosed or untreated prenatal infection, please contact a New York birth injury lawyer to discuss whether your doctor could be liable for your injuries.

Treatment for Prenatal Infections

Treatment for a prenatal infection may be as simple as antibiotics for the mother. Other precautions may be necessary if the mother is infected at the time of delivery. Often, the baby must be carefully monitored for potential problems after birth.

Potential Harm of Untreated Prenatal Infections

Some of the potential complications of prenatal infections for newborns include:
  • An increased risk of developing a central nervous system disorder: Research indicates that children whose mothers suffer a prenatal infection are at increased risk of schizophrenia, autism and cerebral palsy.
  • Life threatening conditions such as pneumonia and meningitis
  • Death

When to Contact a New York Birth Injury Attorney

Your doctor has a responsibility to diagnose and treat prenatal infections. If your doctor makes a mistake, the potential injury to you or to your child can be significant.

Our New York birth injury lawyers believe that no baby should start life with the lasting effects of medical negligence. If your child has been hurt, we want to help you make it right. Please contact an experienced New York birth injury attorney today at 1-800-PAGAN-911 for more information about your rights and potential recovery after a prenatal infection injury.

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