Chorioamnionitis is a cause for concern because it is associated with several problems for mother and baby, including bacteremia, labor complications, maternal blood loss and, in rare cases, meningitis or cerebral palsy (term babies are 4x more likely to suffer from CP if exposed in the womb). Signs of chorioamnionitis include a fever in the mother, foul smelling amniotic fluid and elevated fetal heart rate. Risk factors for chorioamnionitis include:
- long labor;
- prolonged rupture of membrances;
- repeated vaginal examinations during labor;
- pre-existing lower genital tract infection; and
- internal fetal monitoring.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict medical malpractice and birth injury cases. If you or your baby have been injured due to medical malpractice, you, your child and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, special education, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
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