Atlanta Postnatal Infections Lawyers
When a family expecting a child rushes to the hospital for their baby’s birth, it is an overwhelming time. Anxiety and excitement are on the parent’s minds, but new parents should simply not have to worry about certain things. For example, they should not fear that their baby is going to be put in danger immediately after birth. We rightfully assume that doctors, nurses, and hospitals will ensure the health and well-being of the most vulnerable members of our society, including newborns. Tragically, many newborns die each year precisely because these health care professionals and companies fail to meet their responsibilities.
The attorneys at Ausband & Dumont understand that hospitals and doctors are legally responsible for doing everything they can to prevent infections in newborns. Because infants have such delicate immune systems, infections can set in quickly and have horrifying consequences. When babies are placed in unsafe conditions or given improper treatment, they can suffer long-term health problems, experience brain damage, or even die. Our attorneys believe this level of negligence is unacceptable. That’s why we have dedicated our practice to helping families affected by medical malpractice and birth defects.
Causes of Postnatal Infections
A host of factors can make an infant ill, but many of these issues are preventable with basic hygiene and sanitation. A hospital puts children at risk when:
- Healthy babies are put in a room with infected newborns
- Doctors and nurses fail to wash their hands
- Sick healthcare professionals touch or breathe on babies
- Babies are exposed to unclean catheters, syringes, or other equipment
- Mothers are not properly tested for preexisting bacteria that might infect the baby during birth
- Newborns are not given screenings that would detect an infection early on
- Beds, blankets, clothes, or other materials are not sanitized
Hospitals have a duty to carefully maintain and monitor the conditions in their wards and the practices used by their doctors. Because the consequences can be so catastrophic, healthcare professionals are responsible for taking extreme levels of care.
How We Can Help
If your newborn suffered an infection during postnatal care, you may be entitled to seek damages. The birth injuries attorneys at Ausband & Dumont can help you judge whether unsafe conditions or practices caused the infection. You deserve justice and financial compensation if your baby suffered due to negligence. Call us at (404) 812-0051 to consult with a knowledgeable legal professional about your child’s postnatal infection.