Group B Streptococcus Compensation Claim Information
While Group B Streptococcus is symptom-less in many people, it can cause serious health concerns. The mast vulnerable group is newborn babies, who have acquired the disease from their mother during birth. If a baby does become infected by Group B Strep (GBS), it can lead to a range of serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. If your baby has suffered, or even died, as a result of untreated infection, then you could be able to claim compensation.
How do Group B Streptococcus claims happen?
Failing to diagnose and treat this complication can cause a range of serious complications. If your baby suffered from a GBS infection, your medical practitioner needs to diagnose and begin treatment immediately. If they fail to do so, you may be entitled to compensation.
Can I make a Group B Streptococcus Compensation claim?
If you, or your newborn, has suffered from complications related to GBS, then you may be able to claim for compensation. In many cases, these infections can be prevented or quickly resolved by medical staff. Therefore, if your newborn suffers from any permanent disability related to the infection’s spread, then you will be entitled to compensation.
How do I make a Group B Streptococcus compensation claim?
If you’ve suffered due to a medical professional’s negligence or failure to treat, or even check for, the presence of a harmful infection. You can reach our experienced team directly by calling us on 0800 699 0079. You can also use our simple online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Can Group B Streptococcus Cause Permanent Disabilities?
Group B Strep, if left untreated, can cause serious permanent health conditions, such as:
- Sepsis (Blood Poisoning).
- Pneumonia (Lung Infections).
- Meningitis (Infection of the Brain Lining).
These can cause long-term conditions, including:
- Cerebral Palsy.
- Brain Injuries.
- Blindness and Deafness.
- Serious Learning Difficulties.
Group B Streptococcus Compensation Amounts
If you or your newborn have suffered due to a GBS infection and want to know the average amount of compensation you can claim, use our quick compensation calculator below to calculate the average compensation you will receive.
If the Group B Strep infection causes the infant to die, then you will be able to claim for wrongful death. The is the worst outcome of serious medical negligence related to childbirth. If your infant had a GBS infection, then you will be able to make a claim for wrongful death compensation. In addition to the death itself, you may also be able to claim for funeral costs.
£15,500 to £310,000
Moderate to Serious Cerebral Palsy
If the Group B Streptococcus infection causes your child to develop moderate to serious cerebral palsy, then you will be able to make a compensation claim. In some cases, these conditions can cause your infant to become paraplegic for the rest of their lives. This can severely limit their options in life, their ability to work and socialise.
£210,000 to £10 Million
Minor to Moderate Brain Damage
If the infection has left your child with minor to moderate brain damage, you will be able to claim compensation. This will normally be reflected in your child’s lack of concentration, poor memory or inability to retain information.
£1,500 to £155,000
Moderate to Severe Brain Damage
This form of serious injury can result in little to no quality of life. In many cases, your child will be unable to work, socialise or take care of themselves. They will often require around the clock care.
£155,000 to £2 Million Plus
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee Solicitors for Group B Strep Compensation Claims?
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide a complete range of no-win, no-fee legal services to suit your needs. If you’re looking to make an Group B Streptococcus compensation claim following an infection that wasn’t your fault, we are here for you. Our experienced team can ensure that you’re left with the compensation you need to move on with your life. Thanks to our no-win, no-fee legal service, you’ll only ever need to pay our legal fees if you recieve the compensation you’re entitled to. That means you’ll never be left out of pocket following a Group B Strep compensation claim with Tylers Solicitors.
Why choose Tylers Solicitors to start your compensation claim?
Tylers Solicitors will always strive to get you the maximum compensation amount possible for the injuries and infections you have suffered, along with any loss of earnings and medical costs incurred. We also value the solicitor/client relationship very highly throughout the claims process and believe that communication is the key to a successful compensation claim.
Who is Vulnerable to Group B Strep Infection?
Although infants are the most vulnerable group, Group B Strep can cause problems for the elderly too. Group B Strep diagnoses can lead to a wide range of associated illnesses, including: Adult Meningitis, Bone Infections, Eye Infections, Kidney, Bladder and Prostate Infection, Skin Ulvers & Pressure Sores. If not treated promptly, it is possible for GBS to be fatal. The infection can cause problems which the infant’s immune system isn’t prepared to deal with. 1 in 17,000 babies die from GBS infections in the UK each year.
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