Group B Strep - We Need Better Awareness
Newborn children are particularly vulnerable to the bacteria, which can cause meningitis, septicaemia or pneumonia. The bacteria can be transmitted from mother to baby during childbirth, leaving children vulnerable from the moment they are born.
You can read the Daily Telegraph article, on the death of a child to undiagnosed Group B Strep, here.
Michelmores' Kevin Finneran has written an article sepsis, one possible result of Strep B infection, which you can read here.
Michelmores' expert clinical negligence solicitors have a particular interest in negligent medical treatment involving Group Strep B, as well as meningitis and sepsis. If you would like to discuss a claim for compensation relating to any of the issue discussed here, you can call us free, for discreet, impartial advice.