If this article sounds similar to a recent experience that you or a loved one have suffered from, please don't hesitate to contact us online or call 859-578-4444 to schedule a free consultation!\r\n\r\nGroup B Strep Infection: Could Your Baby\u2019s Condition Have Been Prevented?\r\nGroup B streptococcus is not uncommon in adults and is typically considered harmless. However, for infants, this type of bacteria can be dangerous. Proper screening can help prevent serious illnesses caused by group B strep.\r\nAccording to the American Pregnancy Association, \u201cgroup B streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacterial infection that can be found in a pregnant woman\u2019s vagina or rectum. This bacteria is normally found in the vagina and\/or rectum of about 25% of all healthy, adult women.\u201d This infection can be passed from the mother to the infant during delivery, which makes catching group B strep and treating it properly crucial to the baby\u2019s safety.\r\nIt has been estimated that group B strep impacts 1 in every 2,000 babies born in the United States.\r\nRoutine Screening is Important to Prevent Group B Strep\r\nRoutine screening for group B strep is generally conducted between the 35th and 37th week of pregnancy. The screening consists of a swab of both the vagina and rectum. It only takes about 24 to 48 hours to obtain the results.\r\nGroup B strep can be treated with antibiotics, which helps prevent serious illness in the baby. When a doctor fails to take the appropriate precautions to avoid group B strep infection, it could be considered malpractice. If group B strep infection is not diagnosed or is diagnosed as another condition, or if it is not treated properly, the doctor may be held liable for resulting damages.\r\nHas Your Child Suffered From Group B Strep?\r\nIf your child has suffered from a group B strep infection and you are wondering who is responsible, contact an experienced\u00a0Kentucky birth injury attorney\u00a0at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.\u00a0 We have been representing families of injured children in Kentucky and Ohio for over 35 years.\r\nYou owe it to your child to get to the bottom of what caused his or her illness. Get answers to your questions by calling our office today.