Father sues Legacy Health for $21.5M on behalf of brain-damaged daughter

A father has filed a $21.5 million malpractice lawsuit on behalf of his daughter, alleging she suffered brain damage as a newborn because Legacy Health delayed diagnosing and treating her respiratory failure. Justin Barnett filed says in a complaint filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court that his daughter was born premarturely at Legacy Emanuel Hospital on Oct. 14, 2013. The baby’s mother tested positive for Group B Streptococcus, placing the baby at risk of infection. She was hospitalized in…
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Conclusions: Acknowledging the difficulty of natural history studies, well-controlled studies are needed to assess the predictive value of pathogen subtype and heavy load; they may be useful for better-targeted prevention.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Maternal-Neonatal Reports Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The length and the volume of cervical tissue excised have been shown to be directly related to the risk for preterm birth. Furthermore, vaginal infections and their persistence during pregnancy in women with a history of LEEP may be associated with an increased risk for preterm birth, compared with women with no history of LEEP. PMID: 30402872 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
This study compared self-screening by pregnant women with screening by health care workers in a largely Chinese population. METHODS: A randomized crossover study was conducted in Hong Kong. All women attending the GBS screening visit at 35-37 weeks gestation between May and October 2015 were approached for recruitment. Consenting participants underwent both self-screening and screening by health care workers. Group 1 had health care worker screening swabs first, and group 2 had self-screening first. A positive GBS diagnosis was made if either swab was positive. The sensitivity of each approach was calculated by compari...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
Group B Streptococcus (GBS; Streptococcus agalactiae) is one of the most important causes of life-threatening infections such as sepsis or meningitis in neonates [1]. GBS is also associated with invasive infections in nonpregnant adults, particularly in elderly and immunocompromised individuals [2].
Source: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
Amer J Perinatol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1675373 Objective To identify factors associated with previable delivery in second trimester preterm rupture of membranes (PROM). Materials and Methods We conducted a single-center retrospective cohort study of women with pregnancies complicated by second trimester PROM (14.0–21.9 weeks' gestation) from 2000 to 2015 who elected expectant pregnancy management and achieved at least 24 hours latency. Maternal characteristics and clinical factors were compared among pregnancies that reached viability (≥ 23.0 weeks) and pregnancies delivered before viability (
Source: American Journal of Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
A father has filed a $21.5 million malpractice lawsuit on behalf of his daughter, alleging she suffered brain damage as a newborn because Legacy Health delayed diagnosing and treating her respiratory failure. Justin Barnett filed says in a complaint filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court that his daughter was born premarturely at Legacy Emanuel Hospital on Oct. 14, 2013. The baby’s mother tested positive for Group B Streptococcus, placing the baby at risk of infection. She was hospitalized in…
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A term baby boy was born at 35 weeks to a primigravida group B streptococcus-positive mother. He had hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (cord pH 7.02) and hypoglycemia (blood glucose 0.8). The septic work-up was negative. He had a Sarnat score of 2 and underwent total body cooling and rewarming on day 4. Focal seizures were identified in the first days of life and required multiple medications to control. He was kept on continuous EEG monitoring which on day 6 revealed previously unrecognized intermittent upbeat jerk nystagmus (Fig.
Source: Pediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Visual Diagnosis Source Type: research
Conclusion: There was no difference in maternal or neonatal morbidity between women with vaginal colonization with E. coli, GBS, and Enterococcus and those who were not colonized. Duration of labor was associated with increased risk of vaginal colonization in women with obstructed labor. PMID: 30327672 [PubMed]
Source: International Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Int J Microbiol Source Type: research
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) causes a significant number of stillbirths. Despite this, there is little documented information on the association between stillbirth and pregnant women ’s GBS recto vaginal colonizati...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
A shorter course of intravenous antibiotics was safe and effective for infants with uncomplicated, late-onset group B Streptococcus (GBS), in a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news
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