Infection and Meningitis

When a newborn develops an infection, it can be very serious. If a baby is born with an infection, they may need to stay in the hospital for a long time in order to recover. Most babies with an infection can recover without sustaining significant long-term damage if they are properly diagnosed and treated. However, if they are not diagnosed or treated properly, they can develop serious and permanent mental and physical conditions that can even be fatal.

There are a few types of infection that a baby can contract after they are born, when their immune system is still immature and not able to fight infections properly. Other types of infection can be transmitted to the baby through the mother during the delivery. If the mother has an infection, it is very important that it is diagnosed and treated to protect the baby.

What are the Symptoms, Testing Methods and Treatments of an Infection?

If a baby has an infection, they will experience symptoms. The most common symptoms include:

  • Apnea
  • Decreased or elevated body temperature
  • Inactivity
  • Irritability
  • Low blood pressure
  • Odd skin color
  • Poor feedings
  • Respiratory problems
  • Seizures

If the baby is not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner, there can be serious consequences. The infection can spread very quickly and becomes more serious.

Free Consultation with a Chicago Birth Injury Attorney

RB Law has vast experience with handling birth injury cases for problems resulting from infections. If your baby has suffered a birth defect as a result of an untreated infection, you need to contact a proficient birth injury attorney right away to help you get the compensation you deserve.

If you have questions regarding your birth injury case, contact us today for a free consultation at (312) 458-1000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.