For all of the other medical concerns which accompany the labor and delivery of a child, it can be all too easy for the subsequent condition of the mother to be overlooked, particularly as a newborn requires such attentive care. Unfortunately, when medical professionals are negligent in the execution of their duties, this can leave a mother vulnerable to the development of potentially severe postnatal infections. Something as seemingly minor as an unclean instrument or unwashed linens can have devastating consequences. Newborns, too, with their undeveloped immune systems, are susceptible to infection risks.
If you or your child has been afflicted with an infection due to the negligence of a medical professional or hospital staff, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for your injuries. To learn more about how we may be able to help you fight for the fair compensation you deserve, contact the St. Louis postnatal infection attorneys of the Finney Law Office by calling 314-646-0300 today.
Causes of Postnatal Infections
During and after the delivery of a child, a mother and child may be exposed to a variety of hazardous materials or conditions that can lead to serious health issues such as infection. A hospital staff has a responsibility to work diligently to control these risks and prevent needless infections. The following are representative causes of postnatal infections:
- The use of infected instruments, including forceps or syringes
- Use of unsanitary delivery methods, such as the failure to wash one’s hands
- Unclean linens or hospital surfaces
- Failure to separate newborn and mother from others who have communicable illnesses
If you or your child has developed a post-natal infection because of a medical professional’s failure to properly sterilize equipment or otherwise guard against such risks, we can help. Contact the St. Louis postnatal infections lawyers of the Finney Law Office at 314-646-0300 today.