Birth Injury Attorneys Cuba, MO
Birth Injury Attorneys in Cuba, MO. After the anguish of a birth injury, you need an accomplished lawyer you can trust and depend on to fight for your family in this horrible moment. Reach out to the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Cuba, MO right away at to talk about your birth injury case for free and discover how we can help you receive 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 before, during or after delivery, it can be traumatizing and heartbreaking. It can be incredibly infuriating when the birth injury happened due to negligent or incorrect 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 Cuba, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to win the financial compensation you and your family deserve to safeguard you and your loved ones’ future and begin on the journey to recovery. Call our Cuba, MO birth injury attorneys now at or contact us online to get your complimentary case evaluation to see why hiring Burger Law is the first step to making you and your family whole again.
Birth Injuries in Cuba, MO
About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States sustain a severe birth injury, which is about one in every 9,714 children and 28,000 births a year. About two percent of neonatal deaths are the result of birth injuries. Examples of such birth injuries are fractures or disorders that impact a child's development or brain function.
Many Cuba, MO attorneys may have seen some medical malpractice suits, but not necessarily birth injury cases or with the particular birth injury you or your child experienced. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have experience with every variety of birth injury and know every type of birth injury case, and you can be certain that we will fight for you until you get a full recovery.
Do I Need a Cuba, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?
If you suspect that you or your child was hurt owing to a doctor’s negligence or substandard care, then you need to pursue the help of accomplished birth injury attorneys in Cuba, MO. Raising a child in Cuba, MO already comes with a plethora of expenses and concerns including food, clothing, school supplies and more. Add to that the prospect 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 should be thinking about when your child will need new pajamas, not when they will outgrow their wheelchair because a doctor broke the rules.
The accomplished Cuba, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will calculate your complete damages, including the dollar figure of any probable future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your devoted birth injury attorney will fight until you collect a full and just recovery.
Whatever your child’s condition, you want to use your energy giving your child with nourishment and jubilation, not struggling to navigate a maze of convoluted legal processes. When you contact our birth injury attorneys at , we begin work on your case immediately to deliver the best possible results. We manage all the documentation, communication and litigation so you can focus on you and your child’s physical and emotional well-being. Our skilled birth injury lawyers will maximize your 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 quite fast. Whether or not the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you are entitled to maximum compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury occurred because a doctor or medical institution in Cuba, MO broke the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the professional care they should have.
Kinds of Birth Injuries
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that limits movement and the most common form of birth injury that affects about 4 in 1,000 children. There are three kinds 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 special assistance – or more serious, and your child might need 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, costly tests and special equipment to help your child walk or carry out other basic tasks. The Cuba, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law insist that the negligent party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages accompanying your birth injury.
The medical community is still researching the causes and possible 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 sufficiently 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 Cuba, MO birth injury attorneys will tackle your suit and make sure you are awarded the best possible recovery you deserve. If you are concerned that your child is not meeting motor skill milestones and suspect they might have cerebral palsy, it is imperative to immediately contact 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 is still under three years of age. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you suspect a medical professional in Cuba, MO is responsible, call Burger Law today at for your free consultation with a professional Cuba, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the path 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 type of birth injury that happens as a result of damage to the brachial plexus – the network of nerves in the shoulder that directs movement and feeling in the arms and hands – during birth. It hinders the motion of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by too much stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, generally when the baby’s head is stretched to the side. This can happen because the baby was very large, abnormal 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 category of brachial plexus injury where the upper extremities are weak and unable to move normally. Some severe cases involve the tearing of the nerves and can lead to lifelong nerve damage. Thankfully, in the majority of cases, the baby will regain movement within a few months, and there are special exercises you can practice with your child to help retain movement while he or she heals. No matter the extent of the injury or and the price of the medical care, the Cuba, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will ensure that you receive great compensation and that the responsible party’s insurance company pays every penny they owe.
When the infant's shoulder or shoulders cannot easily pass through the mother during delivery, it leads to a birth injury complication known as shoulder dystocia. Most of the time, the infant is born without serious incident, and treatment may include simply moving the mother’s and fetus’s position during birth. However, neglecting to observe 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 Cuba, MO birth injury attorneys at now.
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 notice a bulge on your infant’s head, which most often disappears within a few weeks. The condition is usually mild, nevertheless, there are several rare issues that can surface. 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 infants recover from quickly. Still, they lead to extra medical costs and undeserved anxiety for the parents. It is not uncommon that a baby can be bruised or cut by complications during delivery. For example, if the baby is oversized or the birth takes a long time, the baby spends too much time pressed against the mother’s pelvis and can be hurt.
Clearly, fractures are much more sever and can hurt your baby in more serious ways. While broken bones during birth can lead to long-term or lifelong disability, normally they heal comparatively quickly as infants are rapidly and perpetually growing new bone. Regardless, a fracture during labor causes unthinkable pain for your baby and mental distress for you. The delivering doctor must notice the circumstances of the birth and take steps to protect the mother and child from injury. When the doctor neglects to treat you as the are obligated to, you could have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you and your, family deserve while holding the careless doctor responsible.
Many times there are measures a Cuba, MO doctor should have implemented but failed to, and other times the doctor incorrectly used delivery tools or applied too much force during birth. In that case, it is important to call our birth injury attorneys in Cuba, MO now to go through your options. Contact us today for a free case review.
Injury to the Mother
Occasionally, the mother or both the mother and child were harmed during birth. The mother may experience substantial blood loss or other complications. In some cases, the mother is injured because of a doctor’s carelessness. For example, high blood pressure before or during labor can be a symptom of preeclampsia, which can cause seizures. If you had a seizure while giving birth after a doctor neglected to recognize your high blood pressure, you are entitled to damages and our birth injury attorneys will demand that you are fairly compensated.
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 undeserved worry, stress, devastation, trauma and more. In the worst cases, you and your child may have to confront the chances of your child never being able to take part in normal Cuba, MO childhood games or needing special medical needs for the rest 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 be awarded the full recovery you and your family are owed, you require skilled birth injury attorneys in Cuba, 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 instance, many Cuba, MO birth injuries happen when there is 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 Cuba, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has seen every variety of birth injury claim and will help you understand if the standard of care you received is below that which a capable doctor would have given you. Our network of Cuba, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the details of your claim, determine the value of your damages and prove the medical professional’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 Cuba, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, sometimes called medical malpractice insurance. Like any Cuba, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, trick, and defraud you with complex and misleading legal jargon. The skilled 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 guarantee they are held accountable and give you the maximum compensation you deserve. Medical malpractice cases in Cuba, MO can be hard, but our birth injury attorneys have over two years of experience fighting and winning birth injury lawsuits and will obtain the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you deserve.
In order to win a medical malpractice suit, you must accomplish three things:
- Assign and demonstrate negligence. Not all instances of birth complications or birth injury are owing to a doctor’s negligence. You must prove that the physician gave you a substandard level of care that a competent doctor in the same field would have treated you with. Burger Law’s network of Cuba, MO physicians and medical experts will help decide if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
- Get a letter of support. You will need to hire a Cuba, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this instance, neonatal care—to write a letter supporting the fact that the care you experienced was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will acquire your letter of support.
- Conclusively demonstrate that negligence caused the injury. 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 behavior or inaction directly caused the harm. You must have a Burger Law Cuba, 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 Cuba, MO-based birth injury attorneys will stand by your side every step of the way and take on all the legal work for you so you can focus your energy on the health of you and your child.
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If your baby received a birth injury, it is expected to feel a whole spectrum of emotions: terrified, confused, mad 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 determined Cuba, MO birth injury lawyers will take up your suit and work endlessly for you, from our first case evaluation until we win your claim. Let us help you safeguard you and your family’s future. Get a free case review today by calling us at or by filling out this form.