Investigation Checklist

Step Two: History

Subpoena any and all medical records since birth, including:

Prenatal records (will be listed under the mother’s name)

Birth records (under both mother’s and child’s names)

Well-baby check-ups and all previous doctor visits

Vaccination records

Medical records of siblings

Daycare records

Paramedic records

ER records

CT Scans, Bone Scans, MRI’s, X-Rays, Retinal Camera Photos

Progress and follow up records—(if the baby lived)

Autopsy (if applicable)

Step Two: History

Get a timeline of the child’s recent history in the last 1-3 days.

Was anyone else with the baby, unsupervised, for the last three days?

Were there any short falls or impacts to the head in the last 3 days?

  • If yes, did the child see the doctor?

Did the parents call the doctor in the last 3 days?

  1. Get a timeline of the child’s remote history in the last 4-10 days.

Were there any doctor visits in the last two-three weeks?

  • If yes, what was/were the reasons for the visit?
  • Did the doctor take a head circumference measurement?  Height? Weight? What percentile were these measurements in?
  • Did the doctor administer a vaccine?

Were there any short falls or impacts to the head?

  1. Get a timeline of the child’s extended medical history since birth.

Any short falls in recent history or at any time since birth?

Has the child shown any of the following symptoms now or at any time since birth:

  • Lethargy?
  • Vomiting? (projectile)
  • Change in eating patterns? (Off food for little ones)
  • Inconsolable crying or unusual sounding cries? (cat cries for babies)
  • Positional discomfort? (For babies: Parents describe this as being extra needy, wanting to be held more than usual, preferring to be seated in a swing or carrier, upright, etc.)
  • Seizures? (Parents describe them as arching or looking cold/rigid.)
  • Developmental delay? (for toddlers)
  • Clumsiness? (for toddlers)
  • Irregular gait? (for toddlers)