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My Child Has An IEP. Could Development Delays Be Caused By Medical Malpractice At Birth?

Posted by Frank Spector | Dec 08, 2023 | 0 Comments

The short answer is yes. In cases involving injury at birth, some babies have severe brain damage or cerebral palsy. These injuries can be seen right away. The baby is sent to the NICU, has seizures, and often has evidence of brain damage on an MRI or CT Scan.

But in some cases, a baby's injury may not be noticeable until school age.  Parents are told that their child needs an IEP, which is an individualized education plan. Problems with speech, comprehension in reading and math, difficulty following directions are known as development delays. While most development delays are not caused by medical malpractice at birth, sometimes they are.

How can Frank Spector Law help to determine this? A thorough review of the medical records at birth, school records and having medical experts conduct testing are the steps needed to prove the case.

If your child has an IEP and development delays, please call Frank Spector Law 443-845-1456 for a free consultation. For more information on birth injury medical malpractice in Maryland and DC please click

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