The Importance of Requesting Brain Imaging When You Suspect a Birth Injury
Diagnosis of a birth injury is one of the most important things. However, when the birth injury is caused by negligence, the doctor may not be willing to do the brain imaging because it can indicate an error on the doctor’s behalf.
Brain imaging is one of the most important things you can have for a number of reasons, making it crucial that you request additional testing should you suspect that your baby has a birth injury as a result of a medical professional’s negligence.
Brain Imaging Can Help Confirm Your Suspicions of a Birth Injury
If your doctor did something wrong during the birthing process—such as prolonging labor or causing physical trauma to your baby’s head—your baby may experience a birth injury. Many of these involve damage to the brain that may not be easy to identify without testing.
Brain imaging can help you identify that a birth injury did in fact occur. PET scans, MRIs, EEGs and more can help to identify potential issues regarding your baby’s brain’s functionality, including ways it sends information to the muscles throughout your baby’s body. This can help in showing negligence occurred during pregnancy
Brain Imaging Is Helpful Evidence In Filing a Lawsuit
Brain imaging can be very helpful when showing that there was some form of medical malpractice that caused your baby’s brain injury. Your case can be strengthened by having your baby tested through various methods to show how an injury does in fact exist.
This testing can help to prove negligence and help you pursue the compensation you deserve from the responsible party. Having legal representation who can utilize this imaging may give you a head start in filing a medical malpractice case.
At Beam Legal Team, we recognize how important it is to have the necessary evidence to prove that you deserve compensation for the damages your child has sustained. Our team knows what it takes to help you every step of the way.
When you need to file a lawsuit against a negligent medical provider, our Chicago birth injury lawyers are here, ready to stand on your side. We give a voice to those who don’t know what rights they have.
To discuss your potential case, call us at (866) 766-3806 today.