Ohio Birth Injury: When Developmental Milestones Aren’t Met
Complications during delivery may be passed off as normal when an underlying medical injury may have occurred. Checking your infant’s developmental milestones can be key in assessing whether a birth injury has affected your infant’s physical health. If medical negligence can be proven, an Ohio birth injury attorney can help you seek the compensation and justice you deserve.
Is My Child Developing Normally?
There are a few early warning signs you can look for in your infant to know if he or she is developing normally.
At the end of the first month, babies should be able to:
- make tight fists;
- raise hands near face;
- move head from side to side while on their stomach;
- be able to concentrate on objects 8 to 12 inches away; and
- hear well.
At the end of the third month, babies should be able to:
- open and shut hands;
- raise hands to mouth;
- hold and shake hand toys;
- lift their head and chest when on their stomach;
- stretch legs out and kick;
- push down on legs when on a firm surface;
- follow a moving object with eyes;
- begin using hands and eyes in coordination; and
- make sounds.
At the end of the seventh month, babies should be able to:
- reach with hands;
- move objects from hand to hand;
- roll over;
- sit up;
- express joy and displeasure vocally; and
- respond to their name.
Contacting an Ohio Birth Injury Lawyer
A child unable to meet developmental milestones may be suffering from a birth injury. Attorneys at The Becker Law Firm can provide you with a free case evaluation. Give us a call at (440) 252-4399.