8 Ways to Identify Latent Birth Injuries

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Welcoming a child into your life should be a joyous and exciting time. You may look forward to witnessing important milestones like talking, crawling, and walking. However, if your child has suffered a latent birth injury, they may reach these milestones later than usual or not at all. If you notice these delays or a lack of emotional responses, your child may have suffered an injury to their brain, also known as a latent birth injury, due to a medical professional’s negligence. 

Our experienced lawyers at Davis & Davis can help hold the liable party accountable and secure the settlement you and your child deserve. In our over 65 years of collective experience, our specialized lawyers have handled some of the most complex medical malpractice claims, including those involving latent birth injuries. We understand these injuries and their effects can be devastating, so we treat your case with the care and respect it deserves while fiercely advocating for your rights. 

8 Signs of a Latent Birth Injury

Latent birth injuries are often difficult to diagnose because they don’t show symptoms until long after the child is born. However, you can look for warning signs of these problems, which may include that your child is:

  • Showing no emotion
  • Always crying
  • Has no reaction to loud noises and bright lights
  • Nonresponsive to playing
  • Doesn’t laugh or cry
  • Not grabbing objects by 12 months old
  • Not talking
  • Not standing by 15 months old

While these symptoms do not always mean your child suffered a latent birth injury, they could cause concern and warrant a deeper look into their root cause. A delayed C-section, negligent use of forceps or vacuum, and poor fetal monitoring throughout the pregnancy and birth are some forms of medical negligence that could cause brain-related injuries in babies. 

How a Lawyer Can Help With Your Latent Birth Injury Claim

If a negligent healthcare worker caused your child to suffer a latent birth injury, you deserve justice, but you may not know where to start. Fortunately, you do not have to go through the legal process alone. Our passionate lawyers at Davis & Davis are here to help you handle every aspect of your claim while you focus on your family. We can help by:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation 
  • Gathering and analyzing evidence
  • Identifying a liable party
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Filing your claim properly
  • Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Calculating your claim’s worth
  • Answering all your legal questions
  • Utilizing valuable resources like medical professionals to strengthen your claim
  • Taking your claim to court if necessary

For most medical malpractice cases, Texas law only allows victims two years from the date of negligence to file their claims. However, most latent birth injuries do not show symptoms until several years after the baby is born. This can make it challenging to handle your claim without a lawyer. 

Regardless of your circumstances, we can help you fight for maximum compensation and manage your claim from start to finish so you have the best chance of achieving the outcome you deserve.

Speak With a Knowledgeable Texas Latent Birth Injury Lawyer at Davis & Davis Today

Latent birth injuries can be heartbreaking, especially when they could have been prevented. If a medical professional’s negligence caused your child to suffer a brain injury, you have the right to file a claim and pursue damages for your losses. Our Davis & Davis lawyers understand money cannot fix the damages the liable party’s negligence has caused, but we still strive to seek justice and hold the negligent physician accountable.

With over 300 jury trials under our belt, you can count on us to handle every aspect of your claim, including litigation and negotiation. Our seasoned team has the skills and knowledge to effectively and successfully manage your claim and give you a stress-free legal experience. We offer free consultations to listen to your story and better understand your needs. To schedule your consultation today, call us at (888) 522-9444 or fill out our contact form.