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.

    Wrongful Death
    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

    How is a GBS Infection Treated?

    Group B Streptococcus is fairly easy to treat once it has been diagnosed. If your infant tests positive for GPS, they will be given intravenous antibiotics. IV antibiotics will destroy the harmful bacteria. Oxygen and IV fluids may be prescribed as well.

    I’m Pregnant: What Should I Do If I Have Group B Streptococcus?

    If you’re pregnant and concerned about GBS, you should speak to your midwife or GP. They might advise you to:

  • Change Your Birth Plan.
  • Have Antibiotics During Labour.
  • Remain in Hospital for Longer than Normal.
  • Alert your Midwife when Labour Starts.
  • No win, no fee Group B Streptococcus claim solicitors.

    Tylers Solicitors are no win, no fee Group B Streptococcus solicitors, which means if you lose your case, then you do not pay us a fee.

    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. It can cause conditions like:

  • Adult Meningitis.
  • Bone Infections.
  • Eye Infections.
  • Kidney, Bladder and Prostate Infections.
  • Skin Ulcers and Pressure Sores.
  • Diabetes.
  • 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.

    Need more information? Don’t worry, our expert claims solicitors will advise you along the way

    Call today on 0800 699 0079 to start your compensation claim!

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    We accept Nationwide Group B Streptococcus compensation claims

    No matter where you were injured in the UK, Tylers Solicitors are just a telephone call away from giving you expert advice about your Group B Streptococcus medical negligence claims. If you would like to contact us about claiming compensation then telephone 0800 699 0079 today for a no obligation chat or simply fill out our online contact form.