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Doctors are actually liable for any damage done to the baby and can be sued up to eighteen years after the birth by the parents; the child can sue up to the age of nineteen;
...Therefore, there should be records kept at the hospital and at the doctor's office.
There may be a charge for this, but you should get them as soon as is possible.
I do not know how old your child is, but all of you MDC mothers should know that when you register your child in school, you are asked for your child's condition at birth (often the actual Apgar Score), whether or not the baby was premature, if there were breathing problems, if the baby had any kind of surgery or unusual procedure do which could compromise their oxygen supply, and thereby their brain activity. This would affect attention span, small and large motor coordination, speech patterns, etc.
These questions are common during IEP's, school legal proceedings during which you are invited to be present with the principal, the special education teacher, your student's teacher, the school nurse, the school psychologist, and any other VIP.
The Bottom Line: You are expected to know about your child and what happened to him/her. If it is of no consequence, why would the school ask every parent these questions?
"Doctors are men [persons] who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure [treat] diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing."