Mental retardation is often attributed to genetic anomalies or other hereditary causes. In some cases, however, it is can be the direct result of birth injuries. If your child experiences light, moderate, or severe mental retardation and you believe that medical malpractice may be at fault, do not hesitate to contact us as The Tolson Firm, LLC to build a case that supports your claims with powerful evidence and reliable representation.
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Throughout the mother's pregnancy and during the delivery process, it is of the utmost importance for doctors, nurses, and physicians to always monitor your child with the best of care and attention. Failure to do so can lead to an underdeveloped brain, oxygen deprivation, or body overheating, which may cause some of the most common types of birth injuries.
When the child is not cared for properly during development, irreparable brain damage may occur due to:
Any failure to diagnose a brain injury or unreasonable delays in treatment can be grounds for legal action. The actions taken by doctors during labor and delivery can have a profound impact on the child's future, and they can and should be held accountable for mistakes that have negatively affected your family.
Due to the nature of the condition, detecting a birth injury of this type may not occur for years after the fact. If you notice delays in development or if your child has been diagnosed with any sort of cognitive impairment, your child may develop mental retardation as he or she matures. The financial and emotional costs of mental retardation conditions can be considerable and last a lifetime.
Your family should not be forced to bear the burden of a doctor's negligence by paying out of pocket for all the medical and rehabilitative expenses you will face in the coming years. Our professional and compassionate team at The Tolson Firm, LLC will study every aspect of your situation to determine whether your child's injury could have been prevented, and will fight to help you recover a fair settlement.
The stability of your future and your family can all begin right now by scheduling a free evaluation of your medical malpractice case with our Atlanta birth injury lawyer.