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If you suspect that something has gone wrong in your child's delivery, don't panic. There are many laws in effect that protect you as the patient (and patient's parent). Most hospitals have a Patients Bill of Rights that attest to that fact. You have the right to be present when any treatment is being performed on your child, as well as having the right to copies of any medical records your child has. If you suspect that there is a problem, make sure to be there for treatment as well as getting those records copied. A birth injury lawyer will need to see them to find out if you have a case.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|