Mental Retardation

Mental Disability Caused by Birth Injury

What are the Causes of Mental Retardation?

When the brain is injured at birth, a child may become mentally disabled, which is a developmental issue. If you have observed abnormal signs in your newborn and your doctor is not providing the answers you are seeking, you should consult with a Chicago birth injury attorney at Beam Legal Team. If you suspect that this may be the case with your child, you need to take action. Identifying a birth injury is difficult, especially without the guidance of a skilled trial lawyer. Our legal team can help you not only investigate your child’s potential case but also help you understand your legal rights as a parent.

There can be many causes of mental retardation. Our firm can help you with the following kinds of cases:

  • IUGR (intrauterine growth retardation) that should have been diagnosed or treated by your doctor
  • Preeclampsia or hypertension during pregnancy (high blood pressure)
  • Pregnancy complications not properly diagnosed and addressed
  • Excessive force used during a delivery
  • Brain injury during birth

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How Does a Birth Injury Lead to Mental Disabilities?

Unfortunately, many of the mental disabilities that a child may experience can be prevented and may result from an act of negligence during the pregnancy or birth. This is because they can be caused by a lack of oxygen and blood flow to the brain.

This type of problem typically occurs when a baby is not properly monitored during the pregnancy, the brain is damaged during the birthing process, there is a failure to identify the need for an emergency cesarean section, or other acts that lead to devastating birth injuries.

Mental disabilities can be tough to deal with, especially as they impact learning abilities and the child’s ability to apply what they have learned. This includes potential symptoms that may be recognizable early in the child’s life.

A child who experiences mental and intellectual disabilities may exhibit a few things to look for:

  • Delays in rolling over
  • Delays in sitting up
  • Delays in crawling
  • Delays in walking
  • Delays in talking
  • Delays in potty training
  • Delays in independent actions

It’s important for parents to recognize the potential symptoms associated with a mental disability because there may be legal actions available to help compensate the family for the damages sustained if the disabilities were caused by medical negligence.

At Beam Legal Team, we know the various signs to look for to determine if your baby has suffered a birth injury. It may take some time to diagnose, but once you know for sure, you should secure legal representation to help you move forward in this difficult time.

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