During my wife's 3rd trimester, she began having lower back pain. She was told by her obstetrician not to worry, it was simply muscle fatigue. At 38 ½ weeks, my wife had a complete placental abruption. Our son was born with an APGAR score of 1, heart rate of 60 BPM, and after resuscitation was on a ventilator. We were told by the neurologist that he likely sustained brain damage, but were never spoken to regarding the extent of the injuries or tests that were performed to check for anomalies. After four years of noticing behavioral deficiencies that could not be attributed to personality, he has been diagnosed as high functioning autistic. We feel that the obstetrician did not recognize the symptoms until it was almost too late. Would this be grounds for consultation with a lawyer?
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