Every child grows and develops at a unique rate, but there are certain widely accepted benchmarks which are used to determine whether a child is on target in achieving milestones such as sitting up, crawling, walking and talking. Many birth injuries are not immediately apparent, and take several months or even years to fully manifest. Developmental delays may be the first sign of a serious condition which has the potential to cause major problems throughout your child's life. If the injury was the result of a doctor's negligence, your family may be entitled to claim damages in compensation for the negative effects this situation could have on your child's future. The Tolson Firm, LLC has over 30 years of combined legal experience, and we are prepared to begin work on your medical malpractice lawsuit as soon as possible.
If you have noticed that your baby does not focus attention on nearby objects or respond to noises in the environment, as well as any type of difficult with movement or motor skills, it is advisable to seek a medical diagnosis as soon as possible. Various types of birth injuries could be responsible for your child's slowed development, particularly brain injuries. The brain is highly susceptible to damage during birth, especially from hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), which occurs when the oxygen supply is restricted due to umbilical compression or other causes.
An Atlanta medical malpractice attorney from our team will consult with you to determine whether medical mistakes were the cause of your baby's condition. Whether it is the result of oxygen deprivation, a brain injury caused by kernicterus, or an undiagnosed brachial plexus injury which has only partially healed, your child may require ongoing medical care, and may face a life of disability. The earliest signs of developmental delays could be the precursors of conditions such as mental retardation, Erb's palsy or cerebral palsy. You should do everything you can to ensure that your child will be able to receive the necessary treatment and will have the needed financial support in the future. We have successfully litigated dozens of multi-million dollar settlements-let us fight for you.
If you have noticed delays in your baby's development, contact an Atlanta birth injury lawyer to learn more about how we can help.