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Congenital Herpes Birth Injury

Congenital Herpes Birth Injury

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Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a common viral infection that is the cause of cold sores and sexually transmitted herpes outbreaks. Known as congenital herpes simplex when it is transmitted to an infant during pregnancy or birth, it can affect the infant’s brain, causing encephalitis that results in seizures.1 In the most severe of cases, it can also affect an infant’s lungs, liver, and kidneys, and may lead to death.2

Failure of an OB-GYN, midwife, or other medical professional to confirm the existence of HSV in a patient (and also a patient’s partner or spouse) who knowingly has the virus can lead to devastating consequences in the form a congenital herpes birth injury due to medical malpractice negligence.

Active outbreaks of HSV should be carefully monitored during pregnancy in order to avoid a congenital herpes birth injury. In the event of the onset of labor during an active outbreak of HSV, medical options may be presented to the mother in order to lower the risk of an infant contracting congenital herpes simplex.

Infants infected with congenital herpes simplex in the form of a congenital herpes birth injury due to medical malpractice negligence can endure lifelong medical problems. In provable cases, legal action is generally taken to help secure fair compensation for medical needs and specialized care.

Expert attorneys and legal teams can effectively assess provable birth injury cases due to medical malpractice utilizing a combination of medical records, testimonies, and other tools.

Record-breaking South Florida Birth Injury Lawyer Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esquire and Mallard & Sharp, P.A. are known for their continual efforts to obtain justice for individuals and families who are victims of provable medical malpractice negligence birth injuries, especially when such malpractice occurs during labor and delivery. This includes cases involving congenital herpes birth injuries.

The firm handles a wide range of legal cases, including those involving medical malpractice negligence birth injuries, general medical malpractice, negligent security, and any other provable acts of negligence that cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death to individuals.

For more information regarding a medical malpractice negligence birth injury case contact Mallard & Sharp, P.A. at 305-461-4800.



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