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Birth Injury Attorneys Cass County, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Cass County, MO. After the agony of a birth injury, you need an veteran lawyer you can trust and count on to fight for your family in this horrible moment. Contact the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Cass County, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your birth injury case for free and discover how we can help you be awarded the best possible compensation for your or your child's injuries. Let our legal professionals help your family move forward and be made whole with a complete financial recovery.

When your child experiences a birth injury at any time during or shortly after your pregnancy, it can be traumatizing and heartbreaking. It can be especially infuriating when the birth injury is the result of negligent or improper medical care. If your child was injured because of a doctor’s breach of care, Burger Law’s Cass County, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to get the financial compensation you and your family are entitled to to preserve you and your loved ones’ future and start on the road to recovery. Call our Cass County, 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 Cass County, MO

About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States sustain a severe birth injury, which makes up 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 affect a child's development or cognition.

Many Cass County, MO attorneys may have seen some medical malpractice suits, but maybe not birth injury cases or with the specific birth injury you or your child sustained. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have experience with every sort of birth injury and know every type of birth injury lawsuit, and you can be sure that we will fight on your behalf until you get a full recovery.

Do I Need a Cass County, 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 pursue the aid of veteran birth injury attorneys in Cass County, MO. Having a child in Cass County, MO already comes with an abundance of expenditures and concerns including food, clothing, school supplies and more. Add to that the possibility that your child could need months or years of medical treatment, rehabilitation or lifelong care, all owing to a doctor’s negligence or careless actions. You deserve to be wondering when your child will need new shoes, not when they will require a replacement wheelchair because a doctor broke the rules.

The knowledgeable Cass County, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will figure out your complete damages, including the dollar figure of any possible future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your devoted birth injury attorney will demand that you are awarded a complete and fair recovery.

Whatever your child’s injuries, you want to focus on supplying your child with nourishment and happiness, not scrambling to maneuver through a web of serpentine legal processes. When you contact our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we begin work on your case at once to deliver the best possible results. We oversee all the documentation, communication and litigation so you can spend your energy on you and your child’s physical and emotional well-being. Our skilled 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.

Thankfully, many birth injuries are minor, 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 owed a full recovery for your medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury was incurred because a doctor or medical institution in Cass County, MO disregarded the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the professional 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 may have an awkward gait but does not necessitate any particular assistance – 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 extensive medical appointments, costly tests and special equipment to help your child walk or complete other daily functions. The Cass County, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law fight until the liable party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages related to your birth injury.

The medical world is still discovering more about the causes and potential risk factors of cerebral palsy. They do know it is caused by abnormal development of the brain while the brain is still developing, which can take place at any time during the pregnancy or birth. When it occurs 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 baby develops cerebral palsy as a result, Burger Law’s Cass County, MO birth injury attorneys will take on your suit and ensure you get the best possible compensation you are entitled to. If you are nervous that your child is not meeting motor skill landmarks and believe they might have cerebral palsy, it is important to immediately contact your doctor, who will examine 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 is still under three years of age. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you feel a medical professional in Cass County, MO is responsible, call Burger Law straight away at (314) 500-HURT for your free consultation with a professional Cass County, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the road to receiving a full recovery and safeguarding the future of you and your family.

Brachial Plexus Injuries and Erb’s Palsy

Brachial plexus injuries are a kind of birth injury that results from damage to the brachial plexus – the group of nerves in the shoulder that controls movement and sensation in the arms and hands – during birth. It restricts the movement of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by too much stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, most often when the infant’s head is stretched to the side. This can occur because the baby was too large to pass through the mother safely, 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 variety 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 the majority of cases, the child will regain range of motion within a few months, and there are specific exercises you can practice with your child to help retain movement as he or she is recovering. Whatever the extent of the injury or and the price of the medical care, the Cass County, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will ensure that you are awarded maximum compensation and that the negligible party’s insurance company pays every penny they owe.

Shoulder Dystocia

When the fetus's shoulder or shoulders get stuck inside the mother’s pelvis during labor, it causes a birth injury complication called shoulder dystocia. Most of the time, the infant is born without serious incident, and treatment may entail simply moving the mother’s and baby's position during labor. However, failure to notice or adequately treat shoulder dystocia can lead to broken bones, 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, contact our Cass County, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT today.

Cephalohematoma

This birth injury takes place when blood pools between a baby’s scalp and the skull as the result of damaged blood vessels during labor or delivery. You will see a bump on your infant’s head, which commonly goes away after a few weeks. The condition is usually not serious, but, there are several atypical issues that can come up. Cephalohematoma can increase your child’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 concern for the parents. Many times a baby can be bruised or cut by complications in the birth process. For instance, if the baby is oversized or the birth is excessively long, the baby spends too much time pushed up against the mother’s pelvis and can be injured.

Clearly, fractures are much more grave and can hurt your child in more serious ways. While a fracture during labor can lead to long-term or lifelong disability, normally they heal comparatively rapidy as babies are rapidly and constantly developing new bone. Either way, a fracture during labor results in unthinkable pain for your baby and mental distress for you. The delivering doctor must note the circumstances of the birth and take measures to protect the mother and child from injury. When the doctor fails to treat you as the are obligated to, you might have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will insist that you are awarded the recovery you and your, loved one deserve while holding the negligent doctor responsible.

Often there are steps a Cass County, MO doctor should have implemented but failed 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 contact our birth injury attorneys in Cass County, MO straight away to go over your options. Contact us today for a complimentary case review.

Injury to the Mother

Sometimes, the mother or both the mother and child were injured during delivery. The mother may experience substantial 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 labor can be evidence of preeclampsia, which can result in seizures. If you had a seizure while giving birth after a doctor failed to note your high blood pressure, you are entitled to damages and our birth injury attorneys will demand that you are fairly 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 unwarranted worry, anxiety, devastation, shock and more. In the worst cases, you and your child may have to accept the chances of your child never being able to take part in normal Cass County, MO childhood activities or having special medical necessities 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 receive maximum compensation you and your child are owed, you require seasoned birth injury attorneys in Cass County, MO on your case. Burger Law’s team of birth injury lawyers can help.

It is important to understand that there are several possible causes of birth injuries that are unrelated to medical negligence or a breach of care. For example, many Cass County, MO birth injuries take place in the event of 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 delivery. Each patient and each birth is different so is each individual case.

Our Cass County, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has experience with every sort of birth injury suit and will help you determine if the standard of care you received is less than that which a capable doctor would have given you. Our network of Cass County, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the circumstances of your birth injury, determine the value of your damages and prove the medical professional’s negligence in affording 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 Cass County, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, sometimes known as medical malpractice insurance. Like any Cass County, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, trick, and defraud you with convoluted and misleading legal vernacular. The shrewd birth injury lawyers at Burger law will manage all communication and litigation for you and will fight back against bullies like resistant insurance companies to make sure they fulfill their obligation and give you the full compensation you deserve. Medical malpractice cases in Cass County, MO can be tricky, 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 deserve.

In order to triumph in a medical malpractice suit, you must do three things:

  1. 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 breached the industry standard of care that a capable doctor in the same field would have given you. Burger Law’s network of Cass County, MO physicians and medical experts will help decide if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
  2. Get a affidavit of support. You will need to hire a Cass County, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this instance, neonatal care—to write an affidavit saying that the care you received 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 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 require a Burger Law Cass County, 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 Cass County, MO-based birth injury attorneys will stand by your side throughout the entire process and take on all the legal work for you so you can spend your energy on the health of you and your child.

The Cass County, 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 suffered a birth injury, it is normal to feel a range of emotions: terrified, confused, infuriated and grief-stricken. If the birth injury happens because of medical malpractice, Burger Law will stand by your side to fight for your full recovery and put you on the path to recovery. Our resolute Cass County, MO birth injury lawyers will take on your lawsuit and work around the clock for you, from initial consultation until we win your lawsuit. Let us help you safeguard 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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