Many women have Group B streptococcus (also called GBS or Group B strep) and don’t even know it because they have no signs or symptoms. While it isn’t that serious for adults, the tiny bacteria can severely affect newborns. Find out in this video why GBS is so harmful to babies during labor and delivery and what can be done to prevent a Group B strep infection in pregnancy.

In order to prevent a baby from being exposed to the GBS bacteria, doctors should test pregnant women for Group B strep. If a person tests positive for GBS, she should be treated with antibiotics. If a doctor fails to test or treat GBS in a pregnant woman, she can pass the bacteria onto her baby during a vaginal childbirth. Sadly, newborns can come into contact with the untreated bacteria as they make their way down the birth canal. When a baby endures this type of Louisville birth injury, it can be life-threatening.

If your baby suffered an illness, disorder, or death due to an untreated GBS bacteria infection, you should speak with a Kentucky birth injury attorney about your rights. Call Gray and White Law at 888-450-4456 for a free consultation or contact us on our website.

Matthew L. White
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