If your baby fails to meet developmental milestones, discuss your concerns with a pediatrician and obtain the proper medical referrals. Then think back to the delivery process, was there anything that left you feeling concerned?
What are the symptoms of birth injuries? Learn why some that come with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy or shoulder dystocia are not always apparent right away. And you can usually go back to review and identify if something went wrong during delivery. Electronic fetal monitoring strips, for example, are one record of a chaotic time that you may not remember well.
Preparing for a different future
After working with families who had lots of questions while dealing with the realities of serious injuries, we wrote: “When to Worry: From Difficult Labor to Birth Injuries in Ohio.” While it is not possible to predict exactly how an injury will affect a child’s life, for many the future could include a medical team and lifelong care needs.
Get legal counsel to make sure you have needed resources to provide for and protect your child today and into the future. Please read our white paper as a starting point when worries cross your mind.