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Birth Injury Attorneys Butler, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Butler, MO. After the devastation of a birth injury, you need an accomplished lawyer you can trust and lean on to fight for your family in this difficult time. Reach out to the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Butler, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT to talk about your birth injury case for free and learn what we will do to help you receive full compensation for your damages. Let our legal experts 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 even more enraging when the birth injury happened due to negligent or errant medical care. If your child has been injured because of a doctor’s breach of care, Burger Law’s Butler, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to receive the financial recovery you and your family are entitled to to protect you and your loved ones’ future and start on the path to recovery. Call our Butler, MO birth injury attorneys now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online to get your complimentary consultation to see why hiring Burger Law is the first step to making you and your family whole again.

Birth Injuries in Butler, MO

About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States experience a grave birth injury, which is about one in every 9,714 children and 28,000 infants a year. Birth injuries are responsible for around two percent of neonatal deaths. Such injuries can include fractures or disorders that affect a child's development or brain function.

Many Butler, MO attorneys may have experience in medical malpractice suits, but possibly not birth injury cases or with the particular birth injury you or your child suffered. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have experience with every sort of birth injury and know every type of birth injury suit, and you can be certain that we will fight on your behalf until you get a full recovery.

Do I Need a Butler, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?

If you think that you or your child was harmed due to a doctor’s negligence or breach of care, then it is imperative to turn to the help of veteran birth injury attorneys in Butler, MO. Raising a child in Butler, MO already comes with a mountain of costs 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 owing to a doctor’s negligence or careless actions. You should be thinking about when your child will outgrow their jacket, not when they might need a replacement wheelchair because a doctor broke the rules.

The skilled Butler, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will calculate your complete damages, including the dollar amount of any possible future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your committed birth injury attorney will fight until you are awarded a complete and fair recovery.

Whatever your child’s circumstances, you want to spend your energy supplying your child with nourishment and delight, not struggling to maneuver through a maze of serpentine legal procedures. When you call our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we get started on your case right away to get you the best possible results. We take care of all the documentation, communication and litigation so you can focus on you and your child’s physical and emotional well-being. Our deft birth injury lawyers will deliver maximum compensation and get you and your family on the path to recovery. We finance your case so you will not have to pay any fees until we win your case.

Luckily, many birth injuries are minor, and as babies are still developing and growing quickly, many injuries can heal comparatively quickly. But whether the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you deserve the best possible compensation for your medical costs, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury happened because a doctor or medical institution in Butler, 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 movement disorder and the most common form of birth injury that affects about 4 in 1,000 children. There are three kinds 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 extra help – or more severe, and your child may require special equipment to walk or not be able to walk at all. Diagnosing and treating cerebral palsy involves diligently monitoring your child’s development, and that can include comprehensive medical appointments, expensive evaluations and special equipment to help your child walk or carry out other basic tasks. The Butler, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law fight until the responsible party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages connected to your birth injury.

The medical community is still learning about the causes and potential risk factors of cerebral palsy. We do know it happens because of abnormal development of the brain while the brain is still developing, which can take place before, during or shortly after birth. When it takes place during birth, many times is is because a doctor or nurse who was delivering the baby was negligent. Doctors need to adequately monitor if a child is in distress or if it is receiving enough oxygen to its blood supply.

If they fail to do so and your baby develops cerebral palsy as a result, Burger Law’s Butler, MO birth injury attorneys will take on your case and make sure you are awarded the best possible compensation you deserve. If you are nervous that your child is not meeting movement benchmarks and believe they might have cerebral palsy, it is essential to immediately seek out your doctor, who will examine your child and may send you to a specialist. You can also contact Missouri’s Early Intervention system for a free consultation if your child is less than three years old. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you think a medical professional in Butler, MO is responsible, call Burger Law right away at (314) 500-HURT for your complimentary consultation with a qualified Butler, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the journey to getting maximum compensation and safeguarding 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 network of nerves in the shoulder that is in charge of movement and feeling in the upper extremities – during delivery. It restricts the movement of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by too much stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, normally when the baby’s head is stretched to the side. This can occur because the baby was oversized, irregular 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 type of brachial plexus injury where the upper extremities are weak and unable to move normally. Some severe cases include the tearing of the nerves and can lead to lifelong nerve damage. Luckily, in most cases, range of motion will return within a few months, and there are special exercises you can do with your baby to help maintain range of motion as he or she is recovering. Regardless of the extent of the injury or and the cost of the medical care, the Butler, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make certain that you receive the best possible compensation and that the careless party’s insurance company reimburses you every penny they owe.

Shoulder Dystocia

When the baby’s shoulder or shoulders cannot easily pass through the mother during labor, it results in a birth injury complication known as shoulder dystocia. In the majority of cases, the infant is born without serious incident, and treatment may entail simply moving the mother’s and infant's position during delivery. However, neglecting to observe or adequately treat shoulder dystocia can lead to 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, contact our Butler, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT immediately.

Cephalohematoma

This birth injury occurs 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 observe a bulge on your baby’s head, which most often goes away after a few weeks. The condition is usually not serious, however, there are a few uncommon problems that can arise. Cephalohematoma can increase your child’s risk of jaundice or anemia, and your baby may necessitate a blood transfusion or other treatments.

Bruising, Lacerations, Soft Tissue Injuries or Fractures

Bruises and cuts are most often minor birth injuries that children recover from quickly. However, they lead to extra medical costs and unmerited concern for the parents. Many times a baby can be bruised or cut by complications during birth. For instance, if the baby is too large for the mother or the delivery takes a long time, the baby spends too much time pressed against the mother’s pelvis and can be hurt.

Obviously, fractures are much more grave and can hurt your child in more serious ways. While a fracture during birth can lead to long-term or lifelong disability, usually they heal relatively quickly as infants are rapidly and constantly growing new bone. Either way, a fracture during birth results in unimaginable pain for your infant and mental distress for you. The delivering doctor must observe the circumstances of the birth and take measures to protect the mother and child from injury. When the doctor does not treat you as the are required to, you might have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will demand that you get the recovery you and your, baby deserve while holding the negligent doctor responsible.

Often there are measures a Butler, MO doctor should have taken but neglected to, and other times the doctor incorrectly used delivery tools or applied too much force during the delivery. In that case, it is important to call our birth injury attorneys in Butler, MO right away to go over your options. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Injury to the Mother

Sometimes, the mother or both the mother and child sustained injuries during delivery. The mother may experience substantial blood loss or other complications. In some instances, the mother is injured because of a doctor’s breach of care. For example, high blood pressure before or during birth can be a symptom of preeclampsia, which can result in seizures. If you had a seizure while giving birth after a doctor failed to observe your high blood pressure, you are owed damages and our birth injury attorneys will insist that you are justly compensated.

Emotional Injury

Not all damages in birth injury cases can be calculated in dollars. If you or your child were hurt because of medical malpractice, then you have experienced unwarranted worry, anxiety, devastation, shock and more. In the worst cases, you and your child may have to deal with the chances of your child never being able to take part in typical Butler, MO childhood activities or needing special medical necessities for the rest of their life. Getting a full recovery for your pain and suffering and mental anguish is an important step in making you whole again. In order to collect the full recovery you and your family are entitled to, you require talented birth injury attorneys in Butler, MO on your case. Burger Law’s team of birth injury lawyers can help.

It is important to be aware of the fact that that there are several possible causes of birth injuries that do not have to do with medical negligence or a breach of care. For instance, many Butler, MO birth injuries happen during a delayed birth (labor that lasts over 18 hours). In some instances of delayed birth, a Cesarean section might have been the best method of treatment and in others, it could not have been. That depends on your unique birth. Each patient and each birth is different and individual cases differ greatly.

Our Butler, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has experience with every variety of birth injury claim and will help you decide if the standard of care you were given is less than that which a capable doctor would have given you. Our network of Butler, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the specific elements of your case, calculate the value of your damages and prove the doctor’s negligence in giving you and your child substandard care so that we can get you maximum compensation to make you and your family whole.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Physicians, healthcare professionals and Butler, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, also called medical malpractice insurance. Like any Butler, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, trick, and swindle you with complex and misleading legal gibberish. The talented birth injury lawyers at Burger law will take up all communication and litigation for you and will stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to ensure they fulfill their duty and give you the best possible compensation you deserve. Medical malpractice cases in Butler, MO can be hard, but our birth injury attorneys have over two years of experience fighting and winning birth injury cases and will acquire the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you are owed.

In order to succeed in a medical malpractice claim, you must do three things:

  1. Assign and demonstrate negligence. Not all instances of birth complications or birth injury are due to a doctor’s negligence. You must prove that the doctor breached the industry standard of care that a capable physician in the same field would have given you. Burger Law’s network of Butler, 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 Butler, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this instance, neonatal care—to write an affidavit saying that the care you were given was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will procure your letter of support.
  3. Prove that negligence caused the harm. Your child may develop cerebral palsy or may be born with a broken collarbone because of shoulder dystocia. The doctor may or may not be at fault, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s birthing techniques or inaction directly caused the harm. You need a Burger Law Butler, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the defendant's negligence caused a birth injury that has hurt you and your family.

Burger law’s dedicated team of Butler, MO-based birth injury attorneys will stand by your side throughout the entire process and handle all the legal work for you so you can focus your energy on the health of you and your child.

The Butler, 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.


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If your baby sustained a birth injury, it is normal to feel a whole spectrum of emotions: terrified, confused, angry and grief-stricken. If the birth injury occurs 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 unflinching Butler, MO birth injury lawyers will take up your suit and work endlessly for you, from our first case evaluation until we win your case. Let us help you safeguard you and your family’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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