Wisconsin Post-Natal Infection Attorneys
At birth, a baby does not yet have the strong immune system of an adult. A newborn develops immunity through both the placenta and breast milk, but it takes time to build up acquired immunity, which is tailored to attack specific pathogens. Thus, a new infant is very vulnerable to post-natal infections.
Because of a newborn’s nearly defenseless immune system, it is important to protect the infant from germs at all times. This is especially true in the case of hospitals, which are home to many dangerous pathogens. If your innocent newborn has been exposed to harmful germs as a result of a medical professional’s negligence, you should fight back. To begin seeking justice, contact a knowledgeable Wisconsin post-natal infection lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.
Dangerous Post-natal Infections
There are several diseases that are often lingering in hospitals or that can be transferred from a mother to her child during delivery. These dangerous sources of postnatal infections include:
- Group B streptococcus
- E. coli
Transfer of Pathogens
A newborn baby can be exposed to dangerous pathogens through several different methods, such as:
- Unclean hospital wards
- Use of unsterilized equipment
- Transfer of germs from mother
- Transfer of infection from one baby to another
- Contaminated needles
Doctors and nurses should always take special care to prevent the spread of infection. First, if a mother carries a pathogens like group B strep (GBS), doctors should administer antibiotics prior to delivery or perform a caesarean section to protect the newborn. In addition, healthcare professionals should practice proper sterilization techniques and constantly monitor the health of newborn babies so that they can detect and treat any problems quickly.
If your child is a victim of doctor negligence resulting in postnatal infection, it is important that you understand your legal rights. Contact a Wisconsin post-natal infection attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 for more information.