Learn What To Do if You Have Concerns About a Birth Injury in Orlando
Finding out that your child has a birth injury can be devastating. It can be even more devastating if your child’s injury could (and should) have been prevented with quality medical care. In these cases, parents will often have claims for medical malpractice, and filing a successful claim can be critical for their child’s health and their family’s long-term financial and emotional wellbeing.
What To Do if You Have Concerns About a Birth Injury
With this in mind, if you suspect that your child has a birth injury, there are some steps you should take promptly. These steps include:
1. Get a Diagnosis (and Consider a New Doctor)
In this situation, your child’s health should be your first priority. If you haven’t done so already, you should obtain a diagnosis to confirm your suspicions. Further, if you have concerns about possible medical malpractice, you should see a new doctor. Not only could seeing the doctor who is responsible for your child’s condition potentially be dangerous for your child, but it could also make it more difficult to pursue a successful medical malpractice claim.
2. Follow Your New Doctor’s Medical Advice
Once you obtain a diagnosis and treatment plan from a new doctor, you should follow your new doctor’s advice (unless you believe a second opinion is necessary). Take your child to all follow-up appointments, fill your child’s prescriptions, and follow-up if you have any questions or additional concerns.
3. Collect Your Medical Records from Your Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery
Now is a good time to collect your medical records from your pregnancy, labor and delivery. You don’t have to go back to your old provider to ask for copies if you don’t have them, but you should take some time to collect all of the scans, test results, bills, receipts and other records you already have in your possession.
4. Take Detailed Notes
Also begin to take detailed notes while the events and circumstances surrounding your child’s birth injury are still fresh in your mind. Write down everything you can remember so that you can discuss the details with your lawyer.
5. Speak with an Orlando Birth Injury Attorney About Your Family’s Legal Rights
If your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical malpractice, your family could be facing a long, difficult and expensive coping and recovery process. As a result, it is important that you speak with a lawyer about your family’s legal rights.
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