Bringing a child into this world is a feeling that is only understood through first hand experience. An experience so magnificent and life changing as giving birth is no joking matter. Every bit of care and attention should be placed onto the mother and child. If you suspect your child’s injury was sustained due to medical malpractice during birth, there are a few things you should be aware of. Listed below are some recommendations and where to begin.
In order to identify a potential birth injury, you will need to think back on what happened during the birth. Did you experience excessive bleeding, an emergency condition or severe pain? Did you feel as though the medical staff avoided answering certain questions or acted like something wasn’t right? Did your child have any trouble breathing, lacerations or experience a seizure within the first few days?
What To Look For:
If you believe your child sustained an injury during birth, you will want to keep your eyes open to any subtle symptoms. Any obvious symptoms would be writhing pain, evident pain in limbs, high pitched crying with an arched back, and/or seizures. The critical stage for noticing birth injuries is between birth and three years of age. Other than physical injuries, a birth injury can also include developmental disabilities. Some learning disability can even take up to two years of schooling.
If you have reason to believe your child received a birth related injury, you will want to get help immediately. Don’t waste any time. In some instances, birth related injuries are very time sensitive and can become worse the longer you wait. Depending on what kind of injuries your child sustained during birth, you will want to find a law firm that specializes and has experience in handling birth injury cases.
Seek Legal Action:
If your suspicions are true and your child has been diagnosed with a birth related injury, you will want to seek legal action as soon as possible. Depending on the seriousness of the birth injury, treatment costs can be astronomically high and can only be realistically attained through a lawsuit. Make sure to keep all medical records and documents you received from the hospital. Speaking to the right lawyer as soon as possible is an excellent start to finding the help you need.
If you or a loved one is in need of guidance or representation, Chicago Injury Attorney, David Kremin has decades of experience helping victims and their families through situations just like this.
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