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Development Delay From Birth Injuries in the New York Metro Area

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One of the results of an injury during birth is developmental delay. As the child grows up, you may notice that they are reaching the normal milestones later than is typical. This could be physical growth, emotional growth, or mental growth and the delays are significant and not just slightly behind other children. Some key areas to be aware of in regards to developmental delay are: motor skills, social skills, thinking, speech, and vision. A child may shows signs of a delay in one of these areas or in several of these areas. When the child is showing signs of delay in every single area, then it is referred to as global developmental delay. Global developmental delay can be caused by defects like Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, or a serious illness or disorder which affected the baby after birth.

Whether the child is suffering from Down syndrome, a severe medical problem, or another disorder, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. As in any of these types of developmental delay, medical malpractice could be a major cause of the problem. If a doctor was negligent in the diagnosis or treatment of a child, they need to be held responsible for any of the consequences. For more information on birth injuries or medical malpractice, please get in touch with a reputable New York medical malpractice lawyer or a birth injury lawyer from our office! Call us today at (888) 392-3104, or visit our Contact Us page.

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