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Medical Negligence

Group B Strep – Misdiagnosis

Seeing your baby in pain is a horrific situation to be in.

If your baby has been injured by Group B Streptococcus (GBS), or tragically did not survive the infection, then we can help you to bring a legal claim for compensation if you believe that there were mistakes in the medical care.


What is Group B Strep?

Group B Strep is found in the digestive tract or in adult women, in the vagina. Although many people have not heard of the condition, it can have a devastating impact on families.

The signs of early-onset GBS (which accounts for around 75% of the total) arise in the first week of a baby’s life and often only hours after delivery – whereas late-onset GBS becomes clear after the first 7 days. After 3 months it is extremely rare.

GBS affects nearly 1:2000 births in the UK; a total of over 700 fatal or neonatal infections annually, of which approximately 10% tragically die.


How do I know what the signs are for Group B Strep?

If the signs of GBS haven’t been spotted or have been dismissed and the baby has been affected you may be able to claim.

The signs to look out for include:

  • urine shows infection
  • an unexplained temperature
  • labour earlier than 37 weeks
  • if the waters break more than 18 hours prior to birth.

In this video, solicitors Stuart Bramley, Endurance Arthur and Kate Stone explain about legal claims arising from Group B Strep.


Group B Strep Awareness Month

July is Group B Strep Awareness Month, an annual campaign to highlight the importance of Group B Strep awareness, education and research, with the aim to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds for Group B Strep education and prevention.

At Tozers we work closely with Group B Strep Support Group during the awarness month, promoting the organisation, and supporting families through sharing stories and information around GBS. We also joing in with challenges and fundraising, which you can follow on our social media accounts.

Group B Strep Awareness Month


Why choose Tozers?

Partner in our specialist team, Stuart Bramley, is one of the few solicitors in the UK on the legal panel of the leading charity and pressure group Group B Strep Support.

We have unrivalled experience in handling GBS claims – and, in the tragic cases where the baby dies, in representing the bereaved family at a Coroner’s inquest. As your legal partners, we’ll always keep you at the centre, supporting you and guiding you through the process, and doing everything we can to achieve the maximum compensation for what you’ve been through.

If you or your family have suffered because of medical negligence, we’ll help you to rebuild your life for the future. Contact us today and let us help you.

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