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Birth Injury Attorneys California, MO
Birth Injury Attorneys in California, MO. After the agony of a birth injury, you need an seasoned lawyer you can trust and lean on to fight for your family in this terrible moment. Get in touch with the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in California, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your birth injury case for free and learn how we can help you collect maximum 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 agonizing. It can be even more enraging when the birth injury occurred due to negligent or improper medical care. If your child has been harmed because of a doctor’s substandard care, Burger Law’s California, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight for you to get the financial recovery you and your family are entitled to to preserve you and your loved ones’ future and start on the journey to recovery. Call our California, MO birth injury attorneys now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online to get your free case evaluation to see why hiring Burger Law is the first step to making you and your family whole again.
Birth Injuries in California, MO
About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States suffer a serious birth injury, which is about one in every 9,714 children and 28,000 births a year. Birth injuries are the cause of around two percent of neonatal deaths. Examples of such birth injuries are fractures or disorders that impact a child's development or cognition.
Many California, MO attorneys may have seen some medical malpractice suits, but not necessarily birth injury cases or with the certain birth injury you or your child sustained. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have seen every category of birth injury and know every type of birth injury lawsuit, and you can be certain that we will fight for you until you get complete.
Do I Need a California, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?
If you suspect that you or your child was harmed due to a doctor’s negligence or substandard care, then you must seek the help of seasoned birth injury attorneys in California, MO. Rearing a child in California, MO already comes with an overabundance of expenses and stressors including food, clothing, school supplies and more. Add to that the chance that you will have to pay their medical bills for years or their entire life all because of a doctor’s negligence or careless actions. You should be wondering when your child will need new jacket, not when they will require a replacement wheelchair because a doctor did not follow the rules.
The knowledgeable California, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will figure out your complete damages, including the dollar sum of any possible future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your devoted birth injury attorney will demand that you are awarded a full and just recovery.
Whatever your child’s injuries, you want to use your energy supplying your child with nourishment and joy, not struggling to maneuver through a web of complex legal processes. When you contact our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we start working on your case at once to deliver the best possible results. We take care of all the documentation, communication and litigation so you can concentrate on you and your child’s physical and emotional well-being. Our adept birth injury lawyers will maximize your compensation and get you and your family on the journey to recovery. We charge no attorney's fees until we win your case.
Thankfully, many birth injuries are not serious, and as babies are still developing and growing rapidly, some injuries can heal rather fast. Regardless of whether the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you are entitled to the best possible recovery for your medical costs, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury happened because a doctor or medical institution in California, MO disregarded the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the proper care they should have.
Kinds of Birth Injuries
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 categories of cerebral palsy:
- Spasticity (stiff muscles)
- Dyskinesia (uncontrollable movements)
- 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 have an unusual gait but does not require any extra 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 closely observing your child’s development, and that can include extensive medical appointments, expensive evaluations and special equipment to help your child walk or carry out other daily functions. The California, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law insist that the liable party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages related to your birth injury.
The medical world is still researching the causes and possible 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 happen before, during or shortly after birth. When it happens during birth, it is often 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 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 California, MO birth injury attorneys will tackle your claim and ensure you collect the best possible recovery you are owed. If you are nervous that your child is not meeting motor skill landmarks and believe they may have cerebral palsy, it is imperative to immediately seek out your doctor, who will evaluate your child and might send you to a specialist. You can also contact Missouri’s Early Intervention system for a free evaluation if your child has yet to turn three. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you suspect a medical professional in California, MO is at fault, call Burger Law immediately at (314) 500-HURT for your complimentary case evaluation with a qualified California, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the journey to collecting maximum compensation and protecting the future of you and your family.
Brachial Plexus Injuries and Erb’s Palsy
Brachial plexus injuries are a category of birth injury that results from damage to the brachial plexus – the group of nerves in the shoulder that is in charge of movement and feeling in the arms and hands – during delivery. It impedes the motion of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by too much stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, typically when the baby’s head is stretched to the side. This can take place because the baby was very large, atypical birthing presentations such as buttocks first or because a doctor pulled to hard and too long on the infant during delivery. Erb’s Palsy is a kind 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 result in permanent nerve damage. Fortunately, in most cases, range of motion will return within a few months, and there are special exercises you can practice with your baby to help maintain range of motion while he or she heals. Whatever the scope of the injury or and the cost of the medical treatment, the California, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make sure that you are awarded maximum compensation and that the liable party’s insurance company pays every dime they owe.
When the fetus's shoulder or shoulders cannot easily pass through the mother during birth, it causes a birth injury complication called shoulder dystocia. Most of the time, the infant is born without serious incident, and treatment may mean simply moving the mother’s and fetus’s position during labor. However, failure to see or adequately treat shoulder dystocia can cause fracture, lack of oxygen, Erb's palsy, or extreme loss of blood for the mother. If any of these conditions occurred during your child’s birth, reach out to our California, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT today.
This birth injury occurs when there is a collection of blood between a baby’s scalp and the skull as the result of damaged blood vessels during labor or delivery. You will observe a bulge on your baby’s head, which commonly dissipates in a few weeks. The condition is usually minor, but, there are several uncommon problems that can come up. Cephalohematoma can increase your infant’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 commonly minor birth injuries that babies recover from quickly. Still, they lead to extra medical expenses and unmerited worry for the parents. Oftentimes a baby can be bruised or cut by complications during labor. For instance, if the baby is too large for the mother or the delivery is excessively long, the baby spends too much time pressed against the mother’s pelvis and can be harmed.
Clearly, fractures are much more serious and can do much more harm. While broken bones during delivery can cause long-term or lifelong disability, normally they heal comparatively rapidy as babies are rapidly and perpetually growing new bone. Either way, a broken bone during labor results in inconceivable pain for your infant and mental distress for you. The delivering doctor must observe the conditions of birth and take precautions to protect the mother and child from injury. When the doctor fails to behave as the are required to, you could have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will demand that you collect the compensation you and your, baby deserve while holding the negligent doctor accountable.
Often there are steps a California, MO doctor should have utilized but failed to, and other times the doctor incorrectly used delivery tools or used too much force during labor. In that case, it is imperative to contact our birth injury attorneys in California, MO today to discuss your options. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Injury to the Mother
Sometimes, the mother or both the mother and child suffered injuries during birth. The mother may experience excessive blood loss or other complications. In some instances, the mother is hurt because of a doctor’s breach of care. For example, high blood pressure before or during birth can be a sign of preeclampsia, which can result in seizures. If you had a seizure while giving birth after a physician failed to notice your high blood pressure, you are owed damages and our birth injury attorneys will fight to make sure you are properly compensated.
Not all damages in birth injury cases are quantifiable. If you or your child were hurt because of a careless physician, then you have experienced undeserved worry, stress, devastation, shock and more. In the most tragic cases, you and your child may have to confront the prospect of your child never being able to enjoy common California, MO childhood activities or needing special medical requirements for the remainder 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 receive the full recovery you and your child are owed, you require seasoned birth injury attorneys in California, 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 potential causes of birth injuries that do not have to do with medical negligence or substandard care. For instance, many California, 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 might have been the best method of treatment and in others, it could not have been. That depends on your unique labor. Each patient and each birth is different so is each individual case.
Our California, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has experience with every kind of birth injury lawsuit and will help you understand if the standard of care you were given is below that which a capable doctor would have given you. Our network of California, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the particulars of your case, determine the value of your damages and prove the doctor’s negligence in providing you and your child substandard care so that we can get you the best possible compensation to make you and your family whole.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Doctors, healthcare professionals and California, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, commonly called medical malpractice insurance. Like any California, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, trick, and swindle you with complicated and misleading legal vernacular. The shrewd birth injury lawyers at Burger law will handle all communication and litigation for you and will stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to guarantee they are held accountable and give you the full recovery you deserve. Medical malpractice cases in California, MO can be tricky, but our birth injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience fighting and winning birth injury suits and will acquire the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you are owed.
In order to triumph in a medical malpractice suit, you must accomplish three things:
- Determine and prove negligence. Not all instances of birth complications or birth injury are due to a doctor’s negligence. You must prove that the physician gave you a substandard level of care that a capable physician in the same field would have given you. Burger Law’s network of California, MO physicians and medical experts will help understand if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
- Get a letter of support. You will need to hire a California, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this instance, neonatal care—to write an affidavit stating that the care you received was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will obtain your letter of support.
- 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 responsible, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s behavior or inaction directly caused the injury. You must have a Burger Law California, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the defendant's negligence caused a birth injury that has harmed you and your child.
Burger law’s dedicated team of California, MO-based birth injury attorneys will stand 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 well-being of you and your child.
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Call Our St. Louis Birth Injury Attorneys Today
If your child sustained a birth injury, it is expected to feel a whole spectrum of emotions: frightened, confused, infuriated and woebegone. If the birth injury happens because of medical malpractice, Burger Law will stand by your side to fight for your maximum compensation and put you on the path to recovery. Our tenacious California, MO birth injury lawyers will take on your claim and work around the clock for you, from initial case review until we win your lawsuit. Allow us to help you protect 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.