Infections and Sepsis
Our Attorneys Discuss Risks to Babies
The health and well-being of newborn children needs to be carefully monitored by medical professionals soon after they're born. That's because even seemingly minor health problems can cause severe neonatal injuries.
One of the most common causes of birth injuries is infections to newborn children. That's why medical professionals and hospitals need to take precautions to make sure newborn children are not exposed to dangerous infections.
Unfortunately, many newborn children become infected in hospitals or other health care facilities. Such infections can cause serious health problems with lasting consequences. Infected children can sustain permanent brain damage or respiratory problems. Death due to infant infections is also a very real danger.
What is Sepsis?
When it comes to infections, sepsis is one of the most serious health risks to newborn children, especially in hospitals. Sepsis is a life-threatening medical condition caused by a severe, often drug-resistant infection.
Newborns with sepsis experience organ failure, dangerously low blood pressure and a weakened immune system, which makes children with sepsis more susceptible to other infections.
If not diagnosed and treated immediately, sepsis can be fatal. That's why it's critical that medical professionals take precautions to prevent newborns from being exposed to harmful infections and aggressively treating sepsis immediately.
Newborn babies with sepsis or other dangerous infections exhibit many symptoms that something's wrong. Some of the most common warning signs that an infant has sepsis or a serious infection include:
- Extremely high or low body temperature
- Higher than normal heart rate
- Difficulty breathing
- Decreased urine output
If your doctor didn't aggressively treat sepsis in your newborn child, contact our law firm and learn more about how our Atlanta attorneys can help you.
The Tyrone Law Firm, PC has years of experience handling complicated birth injury cases, including ones involving infections and sepsis. In many cases, families can take legal action against a doctor or hospital if they acted in a reckless or negligent manner.
What often makes these cases so difficult is many doctors and medical institutions refuse to admit malpractice. And without having an experienced birth injury attorney on your side, you will likely have a hard time obtaining the compensation your family needs to treat the long-term injuries that may have resulted from their negligence.
You have the right to negotiate for additional money if a hospital or insurance company offers you a settlement. You can file a lawsuit and take legal action if you believe they're not acting in good faith. And you don't have to do it alone. Find out how our law firm can help you. Contact us and tell us your story.
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