If this article sounds similar to a recent experience that you or a loved one have suffered from, please don't hesitate to contact us online or call 859-578-4444 to schedule a free consultation!\r\n\r\nDevelopmental Delay is a Sign of a Kentucky Birth Injury\r\nWhen your child doesn\u2019t sit up as soon as the other children his or her age, you may not think much about it. When your child misses the milestone of rolling over or saying that precious first word, you might start to wonder what is going on. As more important developmental delays surface, you may begin to realize that something just isn\u2019t right. What you might not realize is that the \u201csomething that just isn\u2019t right\u201d could be linked back to the time your child was born.\r\nSigns to watch out for\r\nIt is normal for children to reach developmental milestones at different ages. Some children are just slower than others. However, if there is a significant delay in any of the following, it could indicate a serious medical problem:\r\n\r\n \tSitting up\r\n \tRolling over\r\n \tCrawling\r\n \tTalking\r\n \tWalking\r\n\r\nThere could be many explanations of the development delays, including a genetic disorder or brain injury. Many times, the reason behind the delays has to do with the activities that occurred during the child\u2019s birth.\r\nBrain injuries at birth\r\nA birth injury can cause serious damage to a child\u2019s brain. When the brain is deprived of oxygen, it can ultimately lead to cerebral palsy, mental retardation or some other form of birth injury. A lot can go wrong during labor and delivery and if your doctor or the medical staff didn\u2019t take prompt and appropriate action, your child may have suffered.\r\nIf you believe that your child\u2019s developmental delays may be the result of a birth injury, you need to speak with a\u00a0Kentucky birth injury lawyer\u00a0immediately. You could be facing a lifetime of medical expenses and other costs as you care for your child. You owe it to yourself and your family to look into the cause of the delay and if possible, hold the negligent doctor and\/or hospital liable for their actions.\r\nFor more information or answers to your questions, contact the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297. We have been representing injured victims and their families in Ohio and Kentucky for more than 35 years.