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Birth Injury Attorneys Buffalo, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Buffalo, MO. After the devastation of a birth injury, you need an seasoned lawyer you can trust and lean on to fight for your family in this difficult time. Call the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Buffalo, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your birth injury case for free and find out what we will do to help you recover full compensation for your or your child's injuries. Allow our legal experts to help your family move forward and be made whole with a complete financial recovery.

When your child suffers a birth injury at any time during or shortly after your pregnancy, it can be distressing and painful. It can be particularly maddening when the birth injury happened because of negligent or improper medical care. If your child has been injured because of a doctor’s breach of care, Burger Law’s Buffalo, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to receive the financial compensation you and your family deserve to secure you and your loved ones’ future and begin on the road to recovery. Call our Buffalo, MO birth injury attorneys now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online to get your complimentary case review to see why hiring Burger Law is the first step to making you and your family whole again.

Birth Injuries in Buffalo, MO

About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States sustain a severe birth injury, which equals about one in every 9,714 children and 28,000 births a year. About two percent of neonatal deaths are because of birth injuries. Such injuries can include fractures or disorders that impact a child's development or cognitive abilities.

Many Buffalo, MO attorneys may have experience in medical malpractice suits, but maybe not birth injury cases or with the particular birth injury you or your child experienced. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have seen every variety of birth injury and know every type of birth injury suit, and you can be sure that we will fight for you until you get a full recovery.

Do I Need a Buffalo, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?

If you believe that you or your child was harmed owing to a doctor’s negligence or breach of care, then you must turn to the aid of experienced birth injury attorneys in Buffalo, MO. Raising a child in Buffalo, MO already comes with a plethora of expenditures and stressors including food, clothing, school supplies and more. Add to that the prospect that you will have to pay their medical bills for years or their entire life all due to a doctor’s negligence or careless actions. You should be thinking about when your child will outgrow their shoes, not when they will need a replacement wheelchair because a doctor did not follow the rules.

The knowledgeable Buffalo, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will calculate your complete damages, including the dollar sum of any potential future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your dedicated birth injury attorney will fight until you are awarded a complete and fair recovery.

Whatever your child’s injuries, you want to spend your energy giving your child with nourishment and jubilation, not struggling to maneuver through a web of serpentine legal processes. When you call our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we begin work on your case right away to get you great results. We handle all the documentation, communication and litigation so you can spend your energy on you and your child’s physical and emotional well-being. Our accomplished birth injury lawyers will maximize your compensation and get you and your family on the road to recovery. We charge no attorney's fees until we win your case.

Fortunately, many birth injuries are not serious, and as babies are still developing and growing quickly, many injuries can heal rather fast. Whether or not the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you are entitled to maximum compensation for your medical costs, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury was incurred because a doctor or medical institution in Buffalo, MO broke the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the standard of care they are required to.

Types of Birth Injuries

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that affects motor skills and the most common form of birth injury that affects about 4 in 1,000 children. There are three categories of cerebral palsy:

  1. Spasticity (stiff muscles)
  2. Dyskinesia (uncontrollable movements)
  3. Ataxia (poor balance and coordination)

Spasticity is the most common type and affects about 80% of people with cerebral palsy. The disorder can be mild – the child might walk awkwardly but not need any particular help – or more serious, and your child may need special equipment to walk or not be able to walk at all. Diagnosing and treating cerebral palsy involves diligently keeping an eye on your child’s development, and that can include exhaustive medical appointments, pricey tests and special equipment to help your child walk or carry out other daily functions. The Buffalo, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law insist that the responsible party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages related to your birth injury.

The medical community is still researching the causes and potential risk factors of cerebral palsy. We do know it is caused by abnormal development of the brain while the brain is still developing, which can occur before, during or shortly after birth. When it takes place during birth, it is often because a doctor or nurse who was delivering the baby was negligent. Doctors need to sufficiently monitor if a child is in distress or if it is getting enough oxygen to its blood supply.

If they fail to do so and your child develops cerebral palsy as a result, Burger Law’s Buffalo, MO birth injury attorneys will take on your lawsuit and make certain that you receive the best possible recovery you are owed. If you are nervous that your child is not meeting motor skill milestones and believe they may have cerebral palsy, it is key to immediately reach out to your doctor, who will evaluate your child and might refer you to a specialist. You can also contact Missouri’s Early Intervention system for a free examination if your child has yet to turn three. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you suspect a medical professional in Buffalo, MO is responsible, call Burger Law straight away at (314) 500-HURT for your free case review with a professional Buffalo, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the journey to getting maximum compensation and protecting the future of you and your child.

Brachial Plexus Injuries and Erb’s Palsy

Brachial plexus injuries are a category of birth injury that occurs as a result of damage to the brachial plexus – the group of nerves in the shoulder that is in charge of movement and sensation in the upper extremities – during delivery. It impedes the use of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by excessive stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, typically when the infant’s head is stretched to the side. This can occur because the baby was very large, abnormal birthing presentations such as buttocks first or because a doctor was too rough with your baby during delivery or used improper birthing techniques. Erb’s Palsy is a kind of brachial plexus injury where the upper extremities are weak and unable to move normally. Some grave cases include the tearing of the nerves and can lead to permanent nerve damage. Fortunately, in the majority of cases, the child will regain range of motion within a few months, and there are particular exercises you can do with your baby to help maintain movement as he or she is recovering. Regardless of the extent of the injury or and the cost of the medical expenses, the Buffalo, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make certain that you collect great compensation and that the careless party’s insurance company reimburses you every dollar they owe.

Shoulder Dystocia

When the infant's shoulder or shoulders cannot easily pass through the mother during delivery, it results in a birth injury complication known as shoulder dystocia. In most cases, the baby is born safely, and treatment may entail just moving the mother’s and infant's position during labor. However, failure to see or sufficiently treat shoulder dystocia can cause broken bones, lack of oxygen, Erb's palsy, or heavy loss of blood for the mother. If any of these conditions occurred during your child’s birth, reach out to our Buffalo, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT today.

Cephalohematoma

This birth injury takes place when there is a collection of blood between a baby’s scalp and the skull because of damaged blood vessels during labor or delivery. You will see a bump on your infant’s head, which commonly goes away in a few weeks. The condition is usually not serious, nevertheless, there are some rare complications that can come up. Cephalohematoma can increase your baby’s risk of jaundice or anemia, and your baby may need a blood transfusion or other treatments.

Bruising, Lacerations, Soft Tissue Injuries or Fractures

Bruises and cuts are usually minor birth injuries that heal quickly. Nevertheless, they lead to extra medical expenses and unwarranted worry for the parents. Many times a baby can be bruised or cut by complications during birth. For example, if the baby is oversized or the delivery takes a long time, the baby spends too much time pressed against the mother’s pelvis and can be harmed.

Clearly, broken bones are much more grave and can do much more harm. While broken bones during delivery can cause long-term or lifelong disability, normally they heal comparatively rapidy as children are rapidly and constantly developing new bone. Either way, a fracture during birth causes unthinkable pain for your baby and mental distress for you. The delivering doctor must note the conditions of birth and take steps to protect the mother and child from injury. When the doctor fails to act as the are required to, you may have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you and your, family deserve while holding the careless doctor responsible.

Often there are steps a Buffalo, MO doctor should have taken but neglected to, and other times the doctor incorrectly used delivery tools or applied too much force during birth. In that case, it is imperative to reach out to our birth injury attorneys in Buffalo, MO right away to go through your options. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Injury to the Mother

Occasionally, the mother or both the mother and child were harmed during labor. The mother may experience heavy blood loss or other complications. In some instances, the mother is harmed because of a doctor’s substandard care. For example, high blood pressure before or during birth can be a sign of preeclampsia, which can lead to seizures. If you had a seizure while giving birth after a doctor neglected to recognize your high blood pressure, you are entitled to damages and our birth injury attorneys will fight to make sure you are justly compensated.

Emotional Injury

Not all damages in birth injury cases are quantifiable. If you or your child were hurt because of medical malpractice, then you have experienced undeserved worry, anxiety, devastation, shock and more. In the worst cases, you and your child may have to face the chances of your child never being able to enjoy common Buffalo, MO childhood activities or having special medical needs for the remainder of their life. Getting the best possible compensation for your pain and suffering and mental anguish is an important step in making you whole again. In order to be awarded the full recovery you and your child are owed, you require accomplished birth injury attorneys in Buffalo, MO on your case. Burger Law’s team of birth injury lawyers can help.

It is important to realize that there are several potential causes of birth injuries that are not connected to medical negligence or substandard care. For instance, many Buffalo, MO birth injuries occur when there is a delayed birth (labor that lasts over 18 hours). In some instances of delayed birth, a Cesarean section could have been the best method of treatment and in others, it may not have been. That depends on your unique situation. Each patient and each birth is different and individual cases differ greatly.

Our Buffalo, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has experience with every category of birth injury case and will help you determine if the standard of care you were given is less than that which a capable doctor would have given you. Our network of Buffalo, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the specifics of your birth injury, determine the value of your injuries and conclusively demonstrate the doctor’s negligence in affording you and your child substandard care so that we can get you a full recovery to make you and your child whole.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Doctors, healthcare professionals and Buffalo, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, commonly known as medical malpractice insurance. Like any Buffalo, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, trick, and swindle you with complicated and misleading legal gibberish. The skilled birth injury lawyers at Burger law will take up all communication and litigation for you and will fight back against bullies like resistant insurance companies to guarantee they are held accountable and give you the maximum recovery you are owed. Medical malpractice cases in Buffalo, MO can be tough, but our birth injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience arguing and winning birth injury cases and will obtain the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you deserve.

In order to triumph in a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must achieve three things:

  1. Assign and demonstrate negligence. Not all cases of birth complications or birth injury are the result of a doctor’s negligence. You must prove that the physician breached the industry standard of care that a capable physician in the same field would have treated you with. Burger Law’s network of Buffalo, MO physicians and medical experts will help judge if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
  2. Get a affidavit of support. You will need to hire a Buffalo, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this instance, neonatal care—to write an affidavit stating that the care you were given was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will obtain your letter of support.
  3. Conclusively demonstrate that negligence caused the harm. Your child might develop cerebral palsy or may be born with a broken collarbone because of shoulder dystocia. The doctor may or may not be responsible, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s actions or inaction directly led to the injury. You must have a Burger Law Buffalo, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the defendant's negligence caused a birth injury that has harmed you and your family.

Burger law’s dedicated team of Buffalo, MO-based birth injury attorneys will be by your side every step of the way and take care of all the legal work for you so you can focus your energy on the health of you and your child.

The Buffalo, MO lawyers of Burger Law have the experience and knowledge to help you receive the full recovery you deserve after any accident or injury caused by someone else leaves you injured. Learn more about our fields of expertise below.


Call Our St. Louis Birth Injury Attorneys Today

If your baby suffered a birth injury, it is understandable to feel an array of emotions: scared, confused, infuriated and heartbroken. If the birth injury happens because of medical malpractice, Burger Law will stand by your side to fight for your complete compensation and put you on the path to recovery. Our unwavering Buffalo, MO birth injury lawyers will take on your claim and work tirelessly for you, from our first case evaluation until we win your suit. Let us help you protect you and your child’s future. Get a free case review today by calling us at (314) 500-HURT or by filling out this form.

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