Unsure about the birth injury diagnosis of your child? If this is something that you as a parent is currently dealing with, please understand that you are not alone. Often, parents who have a child with a birth injury find themselves in a world looking for answers.
One of the main points of this birth injury article is to not only let you the reader know that you are not alone in your thoughts and emotions, but to also give you some guidance as to some of the things you can do in the meantime if you have a child dealing with the challenges of a birth injury.
THE IMPORTANCE OF A SECOND OPINION…
One of the first things that a parent can do when they are unsure about a birth injury diagnosis of their child is to get a second opinion from another doctor. Believe it or not, there are a lot of parents who do not think of this option. A second opinion from another doctor can be extremely important in helping your child get the help that they need.
A second opinion can go a long way in helping parents also get going in a specific direction regarding care for their child. I have been told by parents that a second opinion was the thing they needed to get direction regarding their child’s care.
MOM & DAD DON’T FORGET THE MEDICAL RECORDS!!!
While taking care of getting a second opinion if you are unsure about the birth injury diagnosis of your child, remember to get the medical records surrounding the birth. With everything going on it can be easy to forget about the medical records. However, the medical records are a very important piece of the puzzle. The records document all that happened during delivery and allow for review of the event.
On a side note, when you are requesting the medical records, do not forget to request not only baby’s records, but also mom’s records. Sometimes hospitals will only provide one set of records. Just make sure that you have both sets. Your own set of the medical records can prove to be invaluable when you are initially looking for doctors to review the process.
UNSURE ABOUT THE BIRTH INJURY DIAGNOSIS OF YOUR CHILD?
If your baby has suffered an injury at birth, and you have questions, this is what I invite you to do. Pick up the phone and give me a call. I can be reached at 301-850-4832. I answer Maryland birth injury questions just like yours all the time and I will be happy to take some time and listen to your story.
Marcus B. Boston, Esq.
Boston Law Group, LLC
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815