The damages in medical malpractice cases in Ohio and around the country are often high because the patients who are affected may require costly medical treatment for the rest of their lives. This is especially true when the victim is an infant. In July, a jury in Maryland awarded the mother of a baby who was born in 2014 with brain injuries $229 million in damages. The award, which was more than the plaintiff had asked for, was subsequently upheld by a judge but reduced to $205 million due to a state cap.
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?
As a parent, it can be stressful and heartbreaking to wonder if your baby might have a disability like cerebral palsy. If your child has some known risk factors for cerebral palsy or is exhibiting developmental delays, you may wonder how you can help your child.
Each baby develops at his or her own pace, but some motor delays may indicate a more serious condition. If your baby or toddler is failing to meet developmental milestones, discuss your concerns with a pediatrician.
The hours from onset of labor to delivery of your baby are critical. A birth plan along with birthing classes are ways to prepare, but it can be hard to know exactly what is happening. For instance, Pitocin, a medication used to stimulate and augment labor, can cause too much cord or head compression.