Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities | Romanucci & Blandin
There are certain birth injuries that your child can sustain that can cause an intellectual or developmental disability. For some babies, the disability is immediately noticed after they are born, but for some children, it may not be noticed until they are a few years old. However, if medical negligence was the cause of your child’s intellectual or developmental disability, it is never too late to seek compensation.
What is an Intellectual and Developmental Disability?
A child may suffer from an intellectual or developmental disability if they lack cognitive abilities because of genetics, a brain injury or a disease. If your child has an intellectual or developmental disability, they may not be able to care for themselves as they get older and they may have limited social skills and communication skills. Additionally, they may have a low IQ.
As your child gets older and continues to develop, you may notice that they are learning at a slower rate than other children and they may have difficulties learning new things. You may also notice that your child walks or crawls at a later age than most children and they may have difficulties with speech and memory.
Children are usually born with an intellectual or developmental disability, but they may also develop it during their infancy. Some children do not show any symptoms of this type of disability until they are a little older. There are a few different types of medical errors that can cause this, including a lack of oxygen at birth or a traumatic head injury sustained during labor and delivery.
What Causes an Intellectual and Developmental Disability?
There are several different things that can cause an intellectual and developmental disability, including a birth injury, genetics and complications during the pregnancy. Genetic conditions can result in the child having Down syndrome, phenylketonuria (PKU) or fragile X syndrome. Complications during the pregnancy, including the mother having a serious disease or infection, may cause her child to have a birth defect. Genetic conditions and disease are usually unavoidable, but if your child suffered a disability because of a birth injury, it usually could have been avoided.
If your child suffered a birth injury because of medical negligence, and as a result, your child suffers from an intellectual and developmental disability, you may be entitled to compensation.
Free Consultation with a Chicago Birth Injury Attorney
RB Law has vast experience with handling birth injury cases for babies who suffer from an intellectual or developmental disability. If your baby has suffered from an intellectual or developmental disability and it was caused by medical negligence, you need to contact a proficient birth injury attorney right away to help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you have questions regarding your birth injury case, contact us today for a free consultation at (312) 458-1000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.