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Speech, Language, and Developmental Disorders due to Birth Injuries

Speech, Language, And Developmental Disorders

Parents want to do whatever they can to protect and nurture their children. Sadly, that can be an uphill battle when a child suffers a birth injury. Some birth injuries lead to lifelong developmental disorders. Speech delays, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, and language disorders present long-term struggles for the child and family.

Many speech, language, and development disorders are incurable. Treatment and therapy are available, but costly.  Thurswell Law’s attorneys have experience in helping parents obtain compensation to assist with these expenses.

Symptoms of Speech, Language, and Development Disorders

Birth injuries that impact the brain are typically not diagnosed in infancy. An newborn will not show obvious signs of language or speech delay. Attentive parents will eventually notice that the child is not developing at a regular pace. Speech and language disorders and delays typically become evident age of 4.

Early detection is important. Parents should seek speech or language therapy when their child is experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • difficulty understanding what others are saying to them
  • difficulty following directions that are told to them
  • difficulty organizing what they want to say (using simple sentences, using the wrong tense, forgetting words)

Unfortunately, learning disabilities and developmental disorders last a lifetime and never go away.

Birth Injuries that Cause Disabilities and Delays

Any number of birth injuries can cause learning, speech, language, or developmental disorders, including:

  • hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • stroke
  • birth asphyxia
  • neonatal hypoglycemia
  • infection or sepsis
  • brain bleeds
  • encephalitis
  • hyperbilirubinemia

Birth Injury Lawyers in Michigan

If your child has been diagnosed with a learning delay, developmental delay, speech delay, or language delay that was caused by a birth injury, you may be entitled to compensation. You should not be burdened by a lifetime of costs to provide the care and therapy your child may need. Call Thurswell Law at 248-354-2222 for a free consultation. There is no fee unless you collect.

(248) 354-2222

1000 Town Center, Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48075

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