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These developmental delays in children are typically seen when problems progressing in language, speech, thinking, or movement. While each child will develop at their own pace, if their developmental process is noticeably slower than others of a similar age, it may point to a birth injury which resulted in permanent brain damage. These can include oxygen deprivation or head trauma. In many cases, birth injuries manifest in the form of developmental delays or learning disabilities.
Some events that can cause brain damage and resultant learning and/or developmental disabilities include:
The following problems can arise during labor and delivery. If mismanaged, they can lead to developmental delays and/or learning disabilities:
Developmental delays and learning disabilities are neurodevelopmental disorders. They affect the child’s ability to reach important milestones of learning, including specific skills and tasks that other children of the same age are capable of.
These are some of the specific neurodevelopmental which can be caused by birth trauma:
In many cases, these disabilities are not identified until a child reaches school age. Performance on standardized tests may be found to be below that expected for their age. Some children find learning in a regular classroom setting difficult, and may require more specific and intensive teaching. Learning disabilities are lifelong. But with the proper interventional strategies and training, individuals with these disabilities can lead successful, fully functional lives.
Developmental milestones are a set of skills a child possess at a certain age. During the first month, babies should start to reach certain milestones. Different milestones will need to be met at different times throughout their lives.
In ages 6 through 12, children are more independent. Physical changes are rapid. They also develop emotionally, socially, mentally, and morally.
As they go through puberty, mood swings become common. Their physical growth will be slower, but certain muscles will begin to develop. Parents can help children with their development during this time by exhibiting patience, asking the right questions, and helping them develop problem-solving skills. Positive attention will help them to navigate their future.
If your child suffered a birth injury which led to the development of developmental delays and/or learning disabilities, the team at Willens Law Offices can help.
We have helped the families of children across Illinois get the compensation they need for a secure future. We strive to give the utmost personal attention to each child and family we represent.
Our nationally recognized birth injury firm has numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements that speak to our success and experience. You will not pay our firm unless we win or settle your case.
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The plaintiff went to a Chicago hospital for delivery of twins via cesarean section. In the delivery room, a suspicious rash was recognized on one of the twins and later, fecal and urine cultures confirmed the presence of candida. She was started on prophylactic anti-fungal medicine and is healthy. The other twin was clear of any rash and though she was at risk for fungal infection, she was not treated in a timely manner. Later, a head ultrasound and MRI confirmed the diagnosis and damage to her brain. A lawsuit was filed on the plaintiff’s behalf. The case was vigorously defended by lawyers for the physician and the hospital that he worked for over 3 years. Eventually, a mediation took place at which time the defendants offered $3,000,000 to settle, which the plaintiff rejected. It was not until trial that the case settled for $10,000,000.
Birth injury cases are among the most complicated medical malpractice cases to litigate. With years of experience in birth trauma litigation our legal team has the skills, the resources and experience necessary to address and win a wide variety of birth injury cases. Our legal team has secured millions of dollars in compensation for birth injury victims.
With decades of hands-on experience working with top healthcare professionals in labor and delivery, our legal team has access to some of the top medical professionals in the world. As in many types of medical malpractice cases, high quality expert are essential in obtaining justice.
Our firm was established to focus on the unique needs of our clients. We work with top medical, life-planning, and forensics experts to determine the causes and extent of injuries, prognoses of victims, and areas of medical negligence. Our passion for helping birth injury victims allows our attorneys to deliver unrivaled legal services for your family.
Willens Law Offices have helped the families of children across Illinois get the compensation they need for a secure future.
We strive to give the utmost personal attention to each child and family we represent.