If your child is having significant trouble learning to walk, crawl or talk, this may be characterized as a developmental delay. In some cases, developmental delays may simply occur because a child is slower than others, but they may also be signs of a serious medical condition. Birth injuries, particularly brain injuries, may cause developmental delays. These may also be caused due to a genetic disorder or a maternal problem such as alcohol abuse, diabetes or an infection during pregnancy or childbirth.
Medical malpractice may lead to developmental delays. It is important for an experienced California birth injuries attorney to thoroughly inspect all medical records from before, during and after childbirth in order to determine whether medical malpractice is to blame for your child’s developmental issues. If it is discovered that the doctor, obstetrician or nurse was responsible for providing a substandard level of care, you may be able to recover financial compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit for medical expenses, future medical care, pain and suffering, and more.
California Birth Injury Attorney Dr. Bruce Fagel
Dr. Bruce Fagel has 10 years of experience in emergency medicine and maintains his medical license in California. This, combined with his decades of legal experience and his success as a medical malpractice lawyer, has enabled Dr. Fagel to achieve positive results in the birth injury cases he pursues. Dr. Fagel has a great deal of experience in helping infants who have sustained serious birth injuries, including cerebral palsy, mental retardation, microcephaly and premature delivery.
Witnessing developmental delays in your child can be frightening and you may wonder what you can do to ensure that your child receives the medical care he or she needs. If you suspect that malpractice led to your child’s problems, you may wonder whether you can take legal action against the responsible party. Fortunately, an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can provide you with the answers and the representation you need.