Group B Streptococcus Compensation Claims

More about Group B Streptococcus Claims

Our compensation claims lawyers specialise in providing expert legal guidance to families who have been affected by Group B Streptococcus (GBS). GBS is a bacterial infection that can be passed from mother to baby during childbirth and can have serious consequences, including physical harm, emotional distress, and financial loss.

Our Group B step compensation claims solicitors are highly experienced and well-versed in the complex issues involved in GBS claims, including diagnosis, treatment, and care. We work tirelessly to hold medical professionals accountable for their actions and to secure the compensation that our clients deserve.

What is Group B Streptococcus?

What is Group B Streptococcus?

Group B Streptococcus is a type of bacteria commonly found in the digestive tract and genital tract. While it is usually harmless, it can cause severe infections in newborns, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.

Approximately one in five pregnant women in the UK carry the bacteria known as Group B Streptococcus and there is a small risk that this can be passed on to the baby during their birth, which can have serious consequences. This could potentially result in infections in the blood, lungs or brain lining for the baby and may lead to long-term conditions such as:

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Brain injury

  • Sight loss

  • Hearing loss

  • Significant learning difficulties

If your child contracted Group B Streptococcus and one of the resulting long-term or permanent conditions due to the negligence of the medical professionals during or after childbirth, you might be eligible to claim compensation.

If your Group B Streptococcus claim for compensation is successful, you will be awarded a sum of money to help pay for the care and support that your child needs to ensure that they have the best possible quality of life.

The Group B Streptococcus claims process

The Group B Streptococcus claims process

If your baby has suffered as a result of a Group B Streptococcus infection caused by medical negligence, the first thing you will need to do to make a claim is to speak to specialist Group B Streptococcus lawyers, who understand exactly what is needed for a successful claim.

If your Group B Streptococcus solicitors believe that you are eligible to make a claim for compensation, they will talk you through all of the steps involved in making a claim and ensure that they answer any questions you have. The team will gather evidence of the medical negligence that occurred and get expert clinical opinions on the needs of your child, both now and into the future.

Once the compensation claim has been submitted, the other party will be given an opportunity to respond to the claim and what happens next will depend on this response. Your solicitor will let you know what your options are at this stage so that you can make informed decisions about how you wish to proceed with your claim.

The vast majority of successful Group B Streptococcus claims are settled out of court and your team of experienced solicitors will be with you at every step of the process, giving expert support along the way.

Leonie was very thorough and guided me through all the process from start to finish. Nothing was to much trouble. We won the case and hopefully because of her hard work and dedication we will see some improvements within the NHS.

Michelle Moss
Why choose Forbes as your Group B Streptococcus claim solicitors?

Why choose Forbes as your Group B Streptococcus claim solicitors?

When you're making a Group B Streptococcus compensation claim, you are fighting for your child's future care and quality of life. We believe that every family who has experienced something as damaging, both physically and emotionally, as medical negligence, should have the right to claim compensation and take steps to ensure their child has the best possible future.

Our team have a proven track record of successful claims when families have been let down by medical professionals that were responsible for their care. Our Group B Streptococcus claims team know exactly what it takes for a claim to have the best possible chance of success and are dedicated to achieving the best outcome from the situation.

If your child has suffered as a result of Group B Streptococcus that was contracted due to medical negligence, we can help to determine whether you are eligible to claim compensation and start the process for you to gain the justice you deserve. Get in touch with our specialist team to find out more.

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