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Cedar Rapids Infection Attorneys
When children are born, they are especially vulnerable to illnesses because their immune systems are still not fully developed. It is the responsibility of the medical team overseeing the labor and delivery procedure to ensure that the newborn is protected from unnecessary exposure to germs or diseases during and after birth. Sadly, though, many infants contract dangerous infections due to the negligence of medical professionals in the time immediately before, during, or after the birth.
If your precious newborn has become the victim of a life-threatening infection because of the careless behavior of a medical professional, you may be able to hold the responsible party liable for their negligence. Contact the tenacious Cedar Rapids infection lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 to discuss your legal options today.
Symptoms of Birth Infections
Exposure to viruses or bacteria could rapidly grow into serious health conditions for infants who cannot fight off the disease with their undeveloped immune systems. Although the symptoms of birth infections vary based on the pathogen itself, some common signs of infections include:
- Fever, often one that is impossible to relieve
- Inability to focus
- Rashes, hives, or other changes to the skin
- Disinterest in food or an inability to eat
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
If left untreated, some infections may cause irreversible complications. Anyone who believes that their newborn may be exhibiting signs of an infection should seek medical treatment immediately.
If you have suffered the trauma of watching your newborn contract a dangerous infection because of the careless behavior of a medical professional, the Cedar Rapids infection attorneys of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., may be able to help. Contact our offices today at (319) 294-4424 to learn more about your rights with a member of our knowledgeable legal team.