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New Mexico Group B Streptococcal Cases

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Without a doubt, childbirth is one of life’s most amazing miracles.  It can also be a time full of worry and anxiety.  Many people are aware that there is a litany of things that can go wrong during New Mexico pregnancies, but there are also things to look out for during a newborn’s first few months.

Many New Mexico newborns contract, or at risk of developing group B streptococcal infections (GBI).  Such streptococcal infections are a fairly common condition that many newborns and infants are at risk of developing.  Group B streptococcal infections can pass without leaving much of an impact, or, in more serious situations, they can result in brain damage, pneumonia, meningitis, and even death.

Although it may not be a New Mexico medical malpractice case every time an infant contracts a group B streptococcal infection, an experienced Albuquerque birth injury lawyer, familiar with New Mexico medical malpractice law, may be able to inform you if there is an actionable case.  It is important to know the risk factors that trigger a higher level of caution in medical providers and when a newborn must be monitored more closely to ensure adequate health.  When left untreated, group B streptococcal infections can result in some of the most profound losses.  This makes it all the more troubling when sometimes simple measures can be taken to prevent this from happening.