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3 things parents need to know about birth injuries

Birth defects are devastating. Every time a baby is born, it's a hope that he or she will be perfect. Long-term illnesses and those caused by negligence disrupt that hope.

Although your child has suffered an injury during birth, it's important to understand a few things about how he or she may grow up. Having an idea about your child's potential problems and the things that could help will make his or her life much easier. Here are three things you should keep in mind.

1. Evidence is vital in a lawsuit

If you decide to pursue a lawsuit, remember that good evidence is key to a successful case. While it might seem easier to collect evidence yourself, it's better to leave it to the professionals. Get your child's APGAR score from a professional. All medical tests and other medical evidence should come from a professional in the field. It's even better if the person who rates your child's health and prospects is a specialist or expert in the field.

2. Legal action isn't malicious

Taking legal action against a hospital or doctor isn't malicious. The goal is to make sure you and your child have the money and support you need to give him or her the best possible life given the circumstances. With help from doctors, nurses, experts and your attorney, you can fight for fair compensation that will help your child throughout his or her life.

3. Focus on growth

Remember to keep an eye on changes in your child's health. Have an evaluation performed at regular intervals to show the courts how he or she is developing and how an injury has affected your kid so far. This better supports any claims you want to make for the future.

By getting professional help throughout your child's early life, you're setting him or her up for the best possible life and building a strong case for your claim of negligence or medical malpractice.

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