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Birth Injury Attorneys Chesterfield, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Chesterfield, MO. After the devastation of a birth injury, you need an accomplished lawyer you can trust and depend on to fight for your family in this horrible moment. Contact the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Chesterfield, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT to talk about your birth injury case for free and discover what we will do to help you be awarded maximum 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 experiences a birth injury at any time during or shortly after your pregnancy, it can be distressing and gut-wrenching. It can be particularly enraging when the birth injury is the result of negligent or errant medical care. If your child was hurt because a doctor did not give you the care they owed you and your child, Burger Law’s Chesterfield, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight for you to win the financial compensation you and your family are entitled to to secure you and your loved ones’ future and begin on the road to recovery. Call our Chesterfield, 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 Chesterfield, MO

About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States suffer a severe 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. Examples of such birth injuries are fractures or disorders that have an effect on a child's development or cognition.

Many Chesterfield, MO attorneys may have seen some medical malpractice suits, but not necessarily birth injury cases or with the exact birth injury you or your child sustained. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have experience with every variety of birth injury and know every type of birth injury suit, and you can be confident that we will fight by your side until you get a complete recovery.

Do I Need a Chesterfield, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?

If you believe that you or your child was hurt because of a doctor’s negligence or substandard care, then you need to seek the aid of veteran birth injury attorneys in Chesterfield, MO. Raising a child in Chesterfield, MO already comes with an abundance of expenditures and concerns including food, clothing, school supplies and more. Add to that the likelihood 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 ought to be wondering when your child will need new jacket, not when they will need a replacement wheelchair because a doctor broke the rules.

The knowledgeable Chesterfield, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will figure out your complete damages, including the dollar figure of any probable future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your dedicated birth injury attorney will fight until you collect a full and fair recovery.

Whatever your child’s condition, you want to focus on providing your child with nourishment and jubilation, not attempting to navigate a web of complicated legal processes. When you call our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we get started on your case immediately 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 accomplished birth injury lawyers will maximize your compensation and get you and your family on the journey to recovery. We finance your case so you will not have to pay any fees until we win your case.

Fortunately, many birth injuries are minor, and as babies are still developing and growing rapidly, some injuries can heal quite fast. But whether the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you are entitled to maximum compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury happened because a doctor or medical institution in Chesterfield, MO disregarded the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the standard of care they are required to.

Kinds 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 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 necessitate any particular assistance – or more serious, and your child might require special equipment to walk or not be able to walk at all. Diagnosing and treating cerebral palsy involves closely watching your child’s development, and that can include exhaustive medical appointments, pricey evaluations and special equipment to help your child walk or complete other daily functions. The Chesterfield, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law demand that the negligent 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 possible risk factors of cerebral palsy. They do know it happens because of abnormal development of the brain while the brain is still developing, which can happen at any time during the pregnancy or 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 your child develops cerebral palsy because a doctor did not sufficiently monitor them, Burger Law’s Chesterfield, MO birth injury attorneys will take on your case and ensure you are awarded the full recovery you are entitled to. If you are nervous that your child is not meeting movement benchmarks and suspect they may have cerebral palsy, it is imperative to immediately contact your doctor, who will examine 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 is still under three years of age. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you suspect a medical professional in Chesterfield, MO is responsible, call Burger Law immediately at (314) 500-HURT for your free case evaluation with a professional Chesterfield, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the journey to collecting a full recovery and protecting the future of you and your child.

Brachial Plexus Injuries and Erb’s Palsy

Brachial plexus injuries are a type of birth injury that occurs as a result of damage to the brachial plexus – the group of nerves in the shoulder that directs movement and feeling in the arms and hands – during delivery. It limits 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 infant’s head is stretched to the side. This can take place because the baby was oversized, atypical birthing presentations such as buttocks first or because a doctor pulled to hard and too long on the baby during delivery. Erb’s Palsy is a variety of brachial plexus injury where the arm is weak and the shoulder joint lacks range of motion. Some severe cases include the tearing of the nerves and can lead to lifelong nerve damage. Fortunately, in the majority of cases, the baby will regain range of motion within a few months, and there are specific exercises you can do with your child to help retain movement as he or she is recovering. No matter the scope of the injury or and the price of the medical treatment, the Chesterfield, 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 dollar they owe.

Shoulder Dystocia

When the infant's shoulder or shoulders cannot easily pass through the mother during delivery, it causes a birth injury complication called shoulder dystocia. In most cases, the baby is born without serious incident, and treatment may mean just moving the mother’s and fetus’s position during delivery. However, neglecting to notice or properly treat shoulder dystocia can result in broken bones, lack of oxygen, Erb's palsy, or substantial loss of blood for the mother. If any of these conditions occurred during your child’s birth, get in touch with our Chesterfield, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT straight away.

Cephalohematoma

This birth injury happens 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 notice swelling on your child’s head, which commonly disappears within a few weeks. The condition is usually not serious, however, there are several uncommon issues that can surface. 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 typically minor birth injuries that heal quickly. Still, they lead to extra medical bills and unwarranted concern for the parents. Often a baby can be bruised or cut by complications in the birth process. For example, if the baby is oversized or labor is excessively long, the baby spends too much time pushed up against the mother’s pelvis and can be hurt.

Obviously, broken bones are much more serious and can do much more harm. While a fracture during birth can lead to long-term or lifelong disability, normally they heal comparatively rapidy as infants are rapidly and perpetually growing new bone. Regardless, a broken bone during labor causes unimaginable pain for your baby and mental anguish for you. The delivering doctor must note the circumstances of the birth and take measures to protect the mother and child from harm. When the doctor neglects to treat you as the are obligated to, you may have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will demand that you are awarded the recovery you and your, baby deserve while holding the negligent doctor responsible.

Often there are steps a Chesterfield, MO doctor should have implemented but neglected to, and other times the doctor improperly used delivery tools or applied too much force during the delivery. In that case, it is important to get in touch with our birth injury attorneys in Chesterfield, MO at once to go through your options. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.

Injury to the Mother

Occasionally, the mother or both the mother and child suffered injuries during labor. The mother may experience heavy 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 cause seizures. If you had a seizure while giving birth after a physician failed to observe your high blood pressure, you are owed damages and our birth injury attorneys will fight to make sure you are properly compensated.

Emotional Injury

Not all damages in birth injury cases are quantifiable. If you or your child were hurt because of a negligent doctor, then you have experienced unwarranted worry, stress, devastation, trauma and more. In the worst cases, you and your child may have to accept the possibility of your child never being able to take part in typical Chesterfield, MO childhood games 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 collect the best possible compensation you and your child are entitled to, you need veteran birth injury attorneys in Chesterfield, 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 are unrelated to medical negligence or a breach of care. For example, many Chesterfield, MO birth injuries happen in the event of a delayed birth (labor that lasts over 18 hours). In some instances of delayed birth, a Cesarean section may have been the best method of treatment and in others, it may not have been. That depends on your unique circumstances. Each patient and each birth is different so is each individual case.

Our Chesterfield, 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 Chesterfield, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the particulars of your birth injury, calculate the value of your injuries and conclusively demonstrate the physicians’s negligence in giving 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

Physicians, healthcare professionals and Chesterfield, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, also called medical malpractice insurance. Like any Chesterfield, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, trick, and defraud you with complicated and misleading legal vernacular. The talented 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 make sure they fulfill their obligation and give you the full recovery you are entitled to. Medical malpractice cases in Chesterfield, MO can be tough, but our birth injury attorneys have over two years of experience trying and winning birth injury lawsuits and will obtain the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you are entitled to.

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

  1. Assign and prove negligence. Not all instances of birth complications or birth injury are owing to a doctor’s negligence. You must prove that the doctor breached the industry standard of care that a capable doctor in the same field would have treated you with. Burger Law’s network of Chesterfield, MO physicians and medical experts will help decide if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
  2. Get a letter of support. You will need to hire a Chesterfield, 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 obtain your letter of support.
  3. Conclusively demonstrate 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 negligible, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s birthing techniques or inaction directly caused the injury. You must have a Burger Law Chesterfield, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the defendant's negligence caused a birth injury that has damaged you and your family.

Burger law’s dedicated team of Chesterfield, MO-based birth injury attorneys will fight by your side throughout the entire process and manage all the legal work for you so you can spend your energy on the well-being of you and your child.

The Chesterfield, 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 experienced a birth injury, it is understandable to feel a range of emotions: terrified, confused, angry and heartbroken. If the birth injury occurs because of medical malpractice, Burger Law will stand by your side to fight for your maximum recovery and put you on the road to recovery. Our unflinching Chesterfield, MO birth injury lawyers will take on your claim and work around the clock for you, from initial case evaluation 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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