Did you hear beeping from monitors while you were in labor and wonder what it meant? Was your baby rushed away and resuscitated after birth? Has your baby or toddler been referred for a consult with a pediatric neurologist? In any of these situations, something may have gone wrong during the delivery of your baby. Electronic fetal monitoring strips may provide an answer. A 90-minute delay can be long enough to cause lifelong injuries. You may have legal recourse against a physician or hospital if the standard of care was not properly followed. We wrote this white paper to translate some of the medical jargon into plain English. This resource is for individuals and families coping with a diagnosis of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, Klumpke's palsy or apparent brain injury. You will learn:
- Common types of birth injuries and when they appear - at birth or at a well child appointment with a referral to a pediatric neurologist
- How fetal monitoring strips can prove that something went wrong during delivery
- What to ask when seeking legal counsel
When your child suffers from a disability that could have been prevented, you may wonder where to turn. Read "When to Worry: From Difficult Labor to Birth Injuries in Ohio" to find out more about causes of birth injuries, available remedies and how to get financial support in place to cover needed lifelong care.