Warwick & Newport, Rhode Island, Mother To Baby Infections Attorney
Group B Strep Lawyer Serving Rhode Island, Massachusetts & New York
During fetal development, unborn children are extremely susceptible to any infection that may be present in the mother’s system. In some cases, it is possible for the infection to be passed from the mother to the child. These infections may lead to meningitis, which can cause a variety of serious health consequences.
Doctors have a responsibility to monitor the mother’s health throughout the pregnancy and treat any infections before they have a chance to impact the child. If your child has suffered in any way due to a doctor’s negligence, you should seek the advice of a Warwick mother to baby infections lawyer who can help you understand your rights and legal options.
At the law firm of Vincent D. Morgera, Ltd., I represent children and families who have been impacted by a doctor’s failure to test for or diagnose infections in the mother during pregnancy. I handle cases involving such infections and viruses as group B streptococcus (GBS), Escherichia coli (E. coli) and herpes simplex.
Discovering An Infection Before It Harms Your Child
The technology exists for doctors to screen for nearly any type of infection or virus, including those for which the mother is merely an asymptomatic carrier. When doctors fail to order the appropriate tests to identify maternal infections, they can and should be held accountable for any health issues that your child suffers.
If a child develops meningitis as a result of an infection from the mother, he or she can suffer a variety of health complications, including the following:
- Memory loss
- Trouble with motor skills
- Hearing problems
- Sight problems
- Learning disabilities
- Cerebral palsy
Contact A Rhode Island Neonatal Infection Attorney
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered because a doctor failed to diagnose or treat a maternal infection, call my RI law firm at 888-808-3664 (toll free) or 401-456-0300 or complete my online contact form. My consultations are free, and my firm is set apart by the personal attention I give my clients. You will work directly with me throughout most of your case.
Vincent D. Morgera is licensed to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York.