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Birth Injury Attorneys Christian County, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Christian County, MO. After the anguish of a birth injury, you need an seasoned lawyer you can trust and count on to fight for your family in this horrible time. Call the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Christian County, 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 be awarded the best possible 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 before, during or after delivery, it can be upsetting and agonizing. It can be even more infuriating when the birth injury happened due to negligent or incorrect medical care. If your child has been hurt because a doctor did not give you the care you and your child deserved, Burger Law’s Christian County, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to get the financial recovery you and your family are entitled to to safeguard you and your family's future and start on the journey to recovery. Call our Christian 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 Christian County, MO

About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States experience a serious 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 an infant’s development or brain function.

Many Christian County, MO attorneys may have seen some medical malpractice suits, but not necessarily birth injury cases or with the specific birth injury you or your child experienced. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have experience with every category of birth injury and know every type of birth injury claim, and you can be confident that we will fight on your behalf until you get full.

Do I Need a Christian County, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?

If you believe that you or your child was hurt owing to a doctor’s negligence or breach of care, then it is imperative to pursue the help of experienced birth injury attorneys in Christian County, MO. Having a child in Christian County, MO already comes with an abundance of expenditures and stressors including food, clothing, school supplies and more. Add to that the likelihood that your child could need months or years of medical care, rehabilitation or lifelong care, all owing to a doctor’s negligence or careless actions. You should be wondering when your child will outgrow their jacket, not when they will outgrow their wheelchair because a doctor did not follow the rules.

The skilled Christian County, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will figure out your complete damages, including the dollar figure of any potential future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your devoted birth injury attorney will fight until you recover a full and fair recovery.

Whatever your child’s condition, you want to concentrating on supplying your child with nourishment and joy, not struggling to navigate a maze of serpentine legal processes. When you reach out to our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we begin work on your case immediately to deliver great 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 expert birth injury lawyers will deliver maximum compensation and get you and your family on the road to recovery. We charge no attorney's fees until we win your case.

Thankfully, many birth injuries are minor, and as babies are still developing and growing quickly, some injuries can heal pretty quickly. But whether the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you are entitled to a full recovery for your medical costs, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury occurred because a doctor or medical institution in Christian County, MO disregarded the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the professional care they owed.

Kinds 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 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 unusual gait but does not necessitate any extra help – or more severe, and your child might need special equipment to walk or not be able to walk at all. Diagnosing and treating cerebral palsy involves diligently observing your child’s development, and that can include exhaustive medical appointments, pricey evaluations and special equipment to help your child walk or carry out other daily tasks. The Christian 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 associated with your birth injury.

The medical world is still discovering more 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 happen 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 correctly 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 properly monitor them, Burger Law’s Christian County, MO birth injury attorneys will tackle your suit and make sure you collect the maximum recovery you deserve. If you are upset that your child is not meeting motor skill achievements and think they may have cerebral palsy, it is imperative to immediately seek out 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 think a medical professional in Christian County, MO is at fault, call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT for your free case review with a qualified Christian County, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the road to collecting maximum compensation and safeguarding the future of you and your child.

Brachial Plexus Injuries and Erb’s Palsy

Brachial plexus injuries are a type of birth injury that happens as a result of damage to the brachial plexus – the group of nerves in the shoulder that is in charge of movement and feeling in the upper extremities – during delivery. It restricts the motion of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by excessive stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, usually when the baby’s head is stretched to the side. This can happen because the baby was too large to pass through the mother safely, atypical 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 involve the tearing of the nerves and can cause lifelong nerve damage. Fortunately, in the majority of cases, movement will return within a few months, and there are specific exercises you can practice with your baby to help retain range of motion while he or she heals. Regardless of the extent of the injury or and the cost of the medical expenses, the Christian County, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make certain that you recover the best possible compensation and that the negligible party’s insurance company pays every dollar they owe.

Shoulder Dystocia

When the infant's shoulder or shoulders get stuck inside the mother’s pelvis during delivery, it results in a birth injury complication called shoulder dystocia. Most of the time, the baby is born without serious incident, and treatment may include merely moving the mother’s and infant's position during delivery. However, neglecting to observe or correctly treat shoulder dystocia can cause 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 Christian County, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT straight away.

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 see a bump on your child’s head, which typically dissipates within a few weeks. The condition is usually mild, but, there are several uncommon problems that can appear. Cephalohematoma can increase your baby’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 heal rapidly. Nevertheless, they lead to extra medical expenses and unmerited worry for the parents. It is not uncommon that a baby can be bruised or cut by complications in the birth process. For example, if the baby is too large for the mother or the birth takes a long time, the baby spends too much time pressed 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 cause long-term or lifelong disability, usually they heal relatively rapidy as children 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 circumstances of the birth and take steps to protect the mother and child from injury. When the doctor does not act as the are required to, you could have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will insist that you collect the recovery you and your, baby deserve while holding the careless doctor responsible.

Occasionally there are steps a Christian County, MO doctor should have implemented but failed to, and other times the doctor improperly used delivery tools or applied too much force during the delivery. In that instance, it is important to contact our birth injury attorneys in Christian County, MO right away to discuss your options. Contact us today for a complimentary case evaluation.

Injury to the Mother

Occasionally, the mother or both the mother and child were injured during birth. The mother may experience heavy blood loss or other complications. In some instances, the mother is harmed because of a doctor’s breach of care. For example, high blood pressure before or during delivery can indicate 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 fairly compensated.

Emotional Injury

Not all damages in birth injury cases can be measured in dollars. If you or your child were hurt because of a careless physician, then you have experienced unwarranted worry, stress, devastation, shock and more. In the worst cases, you and your child may have to deal with the prospect of your child never being able to take part in common Christian County, MO childhood games or needing special medical requirements 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 deserve, you require talented birth injury attorneys in Christian County, 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 not connected to medical negligence or a breach of care. For example, many Christian County, MO birth injuries occur 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 might not have been. That depends on your unique circumstances. Each patient and each birth is different so is each individual case.

Our Christian County, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has seen every variety of birth injury lawsuit and will help you decide if the standard of care you were treated with is less than that which a capable doctor would have given you. Our network of Christian County, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the particulars of your claim, determine the value of your injuries and prove the medical professional’s negligence in providing you and your child substandard care so that we can get you a full recovery to make you and your family whole.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Physicians, healthcare professionals and Christian County, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, otherwise known as medical malpractice insurance. Like any Christian County, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, mislead, and swindle you with labyrinthine and misleading legal jargon. The savvy birth injury lawyers at Burger law will manage all communication and litigation for you and will stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to ensure they fulfill their obligation and give you the maximum recovery you are entitled to. Medical malpractice cases in Christian County, MO can be tough, but our birth injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience fighting and winning birth injury claims and will get the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you are owed.

In order to win a medical malpractice claim, you must achieve three things:

  1. Determine and demonstrate negligence. Not all instances of birth complications or birth injury are because of a doctor’s negligence. You must prove that the physician gave you a substandard level of care that a competent physician in the same field would have provided you. Burger Law’s network of Christian County, MO physicians and medical experts will help understand if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
  2. Get a letter of support. You will need to hire a Christian County, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this case, neonatal care—to write an affidavit saying that the care you experienced 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 at fault, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s behavior or inaction directly led to the injury. You require a Burger Law Christian County, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the doctor's negligence caused a birth injury that has damaged you and your child.

Burger law’s dedicated team of Christian County, MO-based birth injury attorneys will be by your side throughout the entire process and take care of all the legal work for you so you can concentrate your energy on the health of you and your child.

The Christian 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 child experienced a birth injury, it is understandable to feel a whole spectrum of emotions: scared, confused, mad and woebegone. If the birth injury is incurred because of medical malpractice, Burger Law will stand by your side to fight for your complete recovery and put you on the road to recovery. Our unwavering Christian County, MO birth injury lawyers will take on your claim and work tirelessly for you, from our first case review until we win your lawsuit. Let us 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.

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