In some instances mothers can have a “gut” feeling that something may be wrong with their baby.
Some of these mothers often wonder if their actions or in-actions may have lead to a possible injury of their child.
With that said, in some instances a child’s injury during birth has nothing to do with the actions of the mother.
The actions or in-actions of the medical staff, or hospital, are the blame.
In times like this it is important that those who are responsible for the child’s injury are held responsible.
However, not all parents are “ready” immediately to speak with an attorney.
In cases like this, some parents still wonder if there is anything that they can do in the mean time.
If you are wondering these things you are not alone.
First, you can get a second opinion as to your child’s diagnosis or non-diagnosis in some cases.
A second opinion can help either confirm the original diagnosis or give another explanation of your child’s condition.
The next thing that you can do is request the records from the birth.
This can be important because the medical records can allow you to get a better understanding of what happened during the birth.
Remember that more than likely your request for the records will have to be in writing and there may be a cost associated with the gathering of the records.
Also don’t forget to request not only your records as mom, but the baby’s records too.
In addition, be sure to have the request include copies of the actual fetal heart strips and not just the summaries.
To speak with a medical malpractice attorney further about the possibility of your child being injured during birth due to the actions of a doctor or hospital, this is what we invite you to do.
Pick up the phone and give us a call.
We can be reached at 301-850-4832.
We answer child birth injury cases like yours all the time and we would be happy to listen to your, and your baby’s story.