$1 million for “false negative” GBS test
When the nurse-attorney’s client was pregnant with her daughter, the OB/GYN physician performed a prenatal GBS screening test with a negative result; however, the baby contracted GBS at the time of birth and suffered “GBS meningitis.” After searching for a medical malpractice attorney throughout Florida – who all declined to represent this new mother and baby – Marjorie Chalfant agreed to investigate this difficult case to prove malpractice had occurred. Careful review and analysis of the medical records revealed the GBS screening test was not performed properly, and the specimen was not handled and tested properly at the laboratory. Further, medical record analysis revealed mother and baby had concerning signs and symptoms of infection during labor and delivery, which were ignored by physicians and hospital nursing staff.
*Ms. Chalfant’s successful settlements do not guarantee the same or similar result for every case but are presented to demonstrate her knowledge of medicine, medical malpractice litigation skills, and successful track record. Every case is unique with varying facts and circumstances.