What Signs Should I Look for Before Requesting Further Testing of My Baby’s Brain?
For any parent, watching your child learn and grow is one of the most joyous things. However, there are serious signs that could indicate they are not developing as they should. When you recognize some of these signs do exist, you want to be sure you’re looking at potential causes.
If you feel there is something wrong with your child, you should request more testing. However, it’s important to recognize the signs that would warrant the need for additional testing. Here’s what you should be sure to look for.
Not Walking By the Age of 12 to 18 Months
If you’ve noticed that your child is still crawling or scooting around on the floor by the time they turn one or one and a half, they may be experiencing some issues associated with a birth injury they sustained.
This is just one of the physical milestones your child should be reaching and while not all children start walking at the same age, it’s important to be cautious. Request brain imaging to determine if something has gone wrong.
Lack of Muscle Tone
This could be a sign that your child has suffered a birth injury. If the muscles lack tone or parts of your child’s body are stiff, it could be caused by cerebral palsy. Getting brain imaging can break down whether your child suffered from a lack of oxygen during pregnancy or delivery.
Inability to Say Simple Sentences
If your child is unable to speak simple sentences when they are two years old, it could mean that there is something wrong. Your baby doesn’t have to have a large vocabulary, but they should be able to speak in small and simple sentences.
At Beam Legal Team, we encourage you to request additional testing if you feel your baby has suffered a significant brain injury during pregnancy or delivery. If this is the case, it may have been the negligent actions of the doctor that led to the injury.
Our Chicago birth injury attorneys are on your side, ready to represent you rights and needs moving forward. Trust us to protect your family’s best interests at all times and pursue the justice and compensation you need and deserve.