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Developmental Delays

Our Chicago, IL birth injury attorneys demand justice

When a birth injury occurs, it sometimes causes more than temporary harm to a newborn baby. Many types of birth injuries can have a lasting effect. And one of the consequences of certain kinds of birth injuries can be developmental delays.

This broad phrase refers to delays among young children reaching certain developmental milestones, including learning to walk or talk.

Worst of all, many developmental delays among children occur due to mistakes made by medical professionals. That’s why it’s critical that you talk to an experienced birth injury attorney as soon as possible. That’s why we want to meet with you at Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices.

Common causes

There are many reasons why newborn children take longer to development physically, mentally or emotionally. In some cases, these delays can be permanent and some children never fully develop due to a birth injury. Common causes of such issues include:

  • Lack of oxygen to the fetus during pregnancy or childbirth
  • Maternal infections during pregnancy
  • Fetal infections
  • Premature birth
  • Head injuries sustained during childbirth

There are many other causes of development delays due to birth injuries. But determining exactly what happened can often be very challenging for many different reasons. That’s why it’s critical that you contact us and talk to an attorney at our law firm as soon as possible.

Why choose a birth injury lawyer

One of the reasons why these cases can be so complex is that parents sometimes don’t realize something’s wrong until years after their child was born. And by that time, many doctors and other medical professionals will often deny doing anything wrong, even if they clearly acted in a negligent or reckless manner. It can be difficult to get to the bottom of what happened.

The reason why many health care professionals try to deny wrongdoing is because they know the stakes are so high. If they are found to be responsible for your child’s development delays, they could be forced for pay your family thousands or even millions of dollars.

We know how to hold them accountable. We know what information to look for, what questions to ask and how to turn those facts into a compelling case. This might be your family’s only opportunity for justice. Seize it. Schedule your free case evaluation with us today.