Mother-to-Baby Infection Attorneys

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Cook County Group B Strep Infection Attorney

It is critical for a child to have a check-up with a pediatrician within the first few days of life. Check-ups can reveal potential problems that could be serious if not treated right away, and early intervention gives doctors a chance to do something before harm becomes permanent.

Infections are a good example. Infants have immature immune systems and are very susceptible to infection. Furthermore signs of infection in infants can be difficult to identify. Doctors must be vigilant for the earliest signs of infection. Mothers and family members may be asymptomatic carriers of various bacteria and viruses and can transmit them to the infant as can nursery personnel.

Doctors who fail to diagnose and treat infections may be committing medical malpractice. At the Chicago, Illinois, law firm of Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, our attorneys represent families that have been injured by a doctor’s negligence.

In infection-related cases, medical negligence may occur in several different ways:

  • Failure to prevent infections in the mother and child
  • Failure to diagnose infections/failing to conduct proper tests or review test results
  • Failure to properly treat infections that were diagnosed

Our clients have been affected by Group B streptococcus (commonly called strep), Escherichia coli (commonly called E. coli) and herpes simplex virus. These can lead to meningitis, infections of the bloodstream, septic shock, soft tissue infections called necrotizing fasciitis and even death.

Stress, Grief and Anger After Misdiagnosis

Every client who comes to us is stressed by one thing or another. Often, the stress is financial. People struggle to make ends meet because of lost income or lost support. They also struggle with grief for the loss of a loved one or over the wasted time and pain they have had to endure. Frankly, they are angry too.

They have good reason to be.

Doctors promise that their actions will protect the health of patients, and patients trust them to do the best work possible. When patients seek treatment, they trust doctors to know enough about medicine to determine what is wrong and treat the problem. Sadly, this is not always true. Every year in America, family after family is touched by medical malpractice, including undiagnosed and untreated infections in newborns.

Contact Our Chicago Group B Strep Infection Lawyers

Taking legal action helps families hold doctors accountable for negligence. For a free case review by a lawyer who is also a medical doctor, contact us at (312) 346-8700. You may also contact us online.

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If you or a loved one are a victim of an injury, and you wonder if doctor or hospital error may have been one of the causes, you may have a medical malpractice claim. The qualified Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, have successfully litigated thousands of injury claims and obtained substantial awards for victims of medical malpractice in the Greater Chicago area. We have board-certified physicians and medically-trained attorneys ready to review your claim and help you or your loved one seek justice.

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At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we represent Illinois clients in Chicago and throughout Cook County, including the cities of Cicero, Elgin, Schaumburg, Oak Park, Maywood, Berwyn, Elmhurst, Evanston, Skokie, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Palatine and Hoffman Estates. We also help clients in DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County and Winnebago County. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Illinois, CHH Law is the law firm with attorneys that can help.

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