Group B streptococcus is the most common cause of severe infection suffered by babies in their first week of life. It affects one in every 2,000 newborn babies in the UK and Ireland.
This common infection, which is also known as GBS or group B strep, is a risk factor in many pregnancies. Mothers with GBS must be carefully managed in pregnancy to reduce the risk of harm to their baby. If incorrectly treated, GBS infection can lead to life-threatening meningitis and septicaemia.
Most claims arise from delayed or negligent maternity or neonatal treatment for GBS causing brain injury to the child.
Boyes Turner’s brain injury lawyers are experts at claiming compensation for injuries caused by mistakes in maternity and neonatal care. We understand group B strep, meningitis, cerebral palsy and neurological disability. We help our client families manage the devastating consequences of their child’s injury, through their entitlement to compensation.
We push hard for admissions of liability and secure early interim payments. This helps relieve the financial impact of the child’s disability and meet the child’s urgent needs for adapted accommodation, therapies and care.