How Does a Birth Injury Lead to Mental Disabilities?

Do you know the various effects a birth injury can have on a baby? We know that there are a number of issues that can arise with physical abilities and cognitive functions, but there are also mental disabilities that the baby may encounter.

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

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 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, brain damage during the birthing process, a failure to identify the need for an emergency cesarean section, and other acts that can be considered birth injuries.

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.

When you need help, our Chicago birth injury lawyers are here for you. Trust that we’re focused on your family’s best interests and we do what we can to help you move forward in the most favorable manner possible.

Call us at (866) 766-3806 today for more information on your potential case.

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