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September: Sepsis Awareness Month

Throughout the month of September, individuals, hospitals, healthcare professionals, and organizations raise awareness for sepsis, a life-threatening condition that causes nearly 270,000 deaths per year in the United States.

As part of the Get Ahead of Sepsis campaign, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  sponsored the creation of educational materials to underline the importance of early sepsis detection and preventative measures.

Children younger than one are at higher risk of developing sepsis. Symptoms include a high heart rate, fever, shivering, clammy skin, shortness of breath and extreme pain.

During delivery, a neonate may be exposed to an infection in the birth canal, known as Group B streptococcus (also called Group B strep or GBS). GBS can lead to neonatal sepsis, a critical condition whereby a baby develops an infection in their bloodstream, causing serious birth injuries such as brain damage, cerebral palsy, tissue damage, and/or organ failure. Failure to diagnose or to treat sepsis in a timely manner can result in the loss of life.

If you believe your baby suffered from sepsis during labor or delivery, please contact our expert birth injury lawyers for help. Call us at 877-262-9767 to discuss your situation.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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