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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(MedPage Today) -- Rates of late-onset GBS disease, however, have not decreased, and study finds other concerns
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
ConclusionsThe prevalence of group B streptococcus observed did not differ from that observed in other studies. None of the factors studied can be considered as risk or protective factors for maternal colonization by group B streptococcus.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Condition:   Group B Strep Infection Interventions:   Biological: GBS-NN/NN2 with Alhydrogel® 25;   Biological: Placebo GBS-NN/NN2 with Alhydrogel® 25;   Biological: Placebo GBS-NN/NN2 with Alhydrogel® 50;   Biological: GBS-NN/NN2 with Alhydrogel® 50 Sponsors:   Minervax ApS;   Simbec Research Recruiting
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(MedPage Today) -- But rates of late-onset GBS disease have remained stable
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More than 2 decades have passed since the first guidelines for preventing perinatal group BStreptococcus (GBS) disease were published from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with consensus from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The currently recommended practices are based on the routine screening of pregnant women for vaginal/rectal colonization with GBS, with intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) to reduce vertical GBS transmission and subsequent invasive disease in the infant. Surveillance in the United States in 1990 revealed that approximately 1.4 ...
Source: JAMA Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
We report the first case of meningitis caused byStreptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococcus; GBS) after professional tooth cleaning in a previously healthy patient. GBS is a common commensal of the human gastrointestinal and vaginal flora. Although occurrence in the oral flora is unusual, oral transmission and thus occurrence can be assumed.Case Rep Neurol 2019;11:1 –3
Source: Case Reports in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Aoyama Y, Oba Y, Hoshide S, Arai Y, Komori T, Kabutoya T, Kario K Abstract A 68-year-old Japanese man was admitted to our hospital with right eye pain, a sudden worsening of his eyesight, and a fever. He was diagnosed with endogenous bacterial endophthalmitis due to infectious endocarditis (IE) of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) on the day of admission. He recovered systemically, but his right eye became phthisical only with the administration of antibiotics. We conducted a review of the reported cases of IE caused by GBS complicated with endogenous bacterial endophthalmitis. IE should be considered when an un...
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Racial disparities in intrapartum group B Streptococcus colonization: a higher incidence of conversion in African American women, Published online: 11 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41372-018-0308-3Racial disparities in intrapartum group B Streptococcus colonization: a higher incidence of conversion in African American women
Source: Journal of Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Source Type: research
Purpose of review Neonates are at a high risk of infection and may have nonspecific signs of sepsis. Accordingly, they are heavily exposed to antimicrobials. Neonates are also uniquely at risk of both short-term and long-term complications from antibiotic exposure. This review discusses advances in antibiotic stewardship in the neonatal population. Recent findings Antimicrobial utilization is highly variable among NICUs in excess of case-mix variation. Rates of early-onset sepsis because of Group B Streptococcus have decreased substantially with the introduction of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis. Recent epidemiolo...
Source: Current Opinion in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND IMMUNIZATION: Edited by Yvonne J. Bryson Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess outcomes and costs associated with around-the-clock point-of-care intrapartum group B streptococcus (GBS) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) screening. METHODS: Intrapartum PCR screening was implemented in 2010. Intrapartum PCR was compared with antenatal culture screening in an uncontrolled, single institution, preintervention and postintervention study. The study periods included 4 years before and 6 years after the intervention, commencing in 2006 and concluding in 2015. The primary outcome measure was rate of early-onset neonatal GBS disease. Secondary outcomes included length o...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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