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Birth Injury Attorneys Cuba, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Cuba, MO. After the pain of a birth injury, you need an seasoned lawyer you can trust and count on to fight for your family in this difficult time. Call the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Cuba, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT to talk about your birth injury case for free and learn how we can help you collect full compensation for your damages. Let our legal professionals 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 gut-wrenching. It can be even more maddening when the birth injury occurred because of negligent or improper medical care. If your child has been hurt because of a doctor’s substandard care, Burger Law’s Cuba, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to win the financial compensation you and your family are entitled to to protect you and your family's future and begin on the road to recovery. Call our Cuba, MO birth injury attorneys now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online to get your free consultation 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 experience a severe birth injury, which equals about one in every 9,714 children and 28,000 infants a year. Birth injuries are the cause of around two percent of neonatal deaths. Examples of such birth injuries are fractures or disorders that affect an infant’s development or brain function.

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

Do I Need a Cuba, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?

If you suspect that you or your child was hurt due to a doctor’s negligence or substandard care, then you need to turn to the aid of accomplished birth injury attorneys in Cuba, MO. Having a child in Cuba, MO already comes with an abundance of expenditures and concerns 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 due to a doctor’s negligence or careless actions. You deserve to be wondering when your child will outgrow their pajamas, not when they might need a replacement wheelchair because a doctor disregarded the rules.

The accomplished Cuba, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will determine your complete damages, including the dollar figure of any potential future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your devoted birth injury attorney will insist that you recover a complete and fair recovery.

Whatever your child’s circumstances, you want to concentrating on giving your child with nourishment and happiness, not scrambling to navigate a maze of complicated legal procedures. When you reach out to our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we begin work on your case at once to get you 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 accomplished 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.

Luckily, many birth injuries are minor, and as babies are still developing and growing quickly, some injuries can heal fairly fast. Whether or not the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you deserve the best possible recovery for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury occurred because a doctor or medical institution in Cuba, MO disregarded the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the standard of care they should have.

Types of Birth Injuries

Cerebral Palsy

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:

  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 special assistance – or more severe, and your child may require special equipment to walk or not be able to walk at all. Diagnosing and treating cerebral palsy involves diligently following your child’s development, and that can include exhaustive medical appointments, costly tests and special equipment to help your child walk or complete other daily functions. The Cuba, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law fight until the responsible 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 possible 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 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 receiving enough oxygen to its blood supply.

If they fail to do so and your baby develops cerebral palsy as a result, Burger Law’s Cuba, MO birth injury attorneys will take on your lawsuit and make certain that you get the full recovery you are owed. If you are worried that your child is not meeting movement landmarks and believe they may have cerebral palsy, it is imperative to immediately contact 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 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 right away at (314) 500-HURT for your free consultation with a qualified Cuba, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the journey to receiving a full recovery 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 sensation in the arms and hands – 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, normally when the baby’s head is stretched to the side. This can occur because the baby was oversized, 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 arm is weak and the shoulder joint lacks range of motion. Some severe cases include the tearing of the nerves and can cause permanent nerve damage. Fortunately, in the majority of cases, the child will regain range of motion within a few months, and there are certain exercises you can do with your baby 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 Cuba, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will ensure that you receive maximum compensation and that the at-fault 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. In most cases, the baby is born safely, and treatment may mean just moving the mother’s and fetus’s position during birth. However, neglecting to note or sufficiently 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, get in touch with our Cuba, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT today.

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 infant’s head, which commonly goes away after a few weeks. The condition is usually mild, nevertheless, there are several rare problems that can appear. Cephalohematoma can increase your child’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 usually minor birth injuries that infants recover from quickly. However, they lead to extra medical expenses and unwarranted stress for the parents. Many times a baby can be bruised or cut by complications in the birth process. For instance, if the baby is too large for the mother or the birth takes a long time, the baby spends too much time pushed up against the mother’s pelvis and can be injured.

Clearly, broken bones are much more sever and can do much more harm. While broken bones during labor can lead to long-term or lifelong disability, usually they heal relatively rapidy as children are rapidly and perpetually growing new bone. Regardless, a broken bone during birth causes inconceivable pain for your infant and mental anguish for you. The delivering doctor must notice the circumstances of the birth and take measures to protect the mother and child from harm. When the doctor fails to care for you as the are required to, you might have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you and your, family deserve while holding the negligent doctor accountable.

Sometimes there are measures a Cuba, MO doctor should have implemented but did not, and other times the doctor improperly used delivery tools or applied too much force during the delivery. In that instance, it is imperative to call our birth injury attorneys in Cuba, MO now to go over your options. Contact us today for a complimentary case evaluation.

Injury to the Mother

Occasionally, the mother or both the mother and child suffered injuries during birth. The mother may experience substantial blood loss or other complications. In some instances, the mother is hurt because of a doctor’s negligence. For example, high blood pressure before or during delivery can indicate preeclampsia, which can cause seizures. If you had a seizure while giving birth after a doctor neglected to note your high blood pressure, you are owed 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 a careless physician, then you have experienced unmerited 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 enjoy normal Cuba, MO childhood games or having special medical requirements for the remainder of their life. Getting maximum compensation for your pain and suffering and mental anguish is an important step in making you whole again. In order to get maximum compensation you and your child are entitled to, you require talented birth injury attorneys in Cuba, MO on your case. Burger Law’s team of birth injury lawyers can help.

It is important to realize that there are several potential causes of birth injuries that are unrelated to medical negligence or substandard care. For example, many Cuba, 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 circumstances. Each patient and each birth is different so is each individual case.

Our Cuba, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has experience with every variety of birth injury case and will help you decide if the standard of care you received is below that which a competent doctor would have given you. Our network of Cuba, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the specific elements of your birth injury, determine the value of your damages and conclusively demonstrate the medical professional’s negligence in breaching their standard of care so that we can get you maximum compensation to make you and your child whole.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Physicians, healthcare professionals and Cuba, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, otherwise called medical malpractice insurance. Like any Cuba, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, mislead, and defraud you with convoluted and misleading legal jargon. The skilled birth injury lawyers at Burger law will handle all communication and litigation for you and will fight back against bullies like resistant insurance companies to make sure they are held accountable and give you the best possible compensation you are owed. Medical malpractice cases in Cuba, MO can be tough, but our birth injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience arguing 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 case, you must achieve three things:

  1. Assign and prove negligence. Not all cases of birth complications or birth injury are owing 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 Cuba, MO physicians and medical experts will help judge if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
  2. Get a letter of support. You will need to hire a Cuba, 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 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 at fault, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s birthing techniques or inaction directly caused the injury. You need a Burger Law Cuba, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the doctor's negligence caused a birth injury that has hurt you and your family.

Burger law’s dedicated team of Cuba, MO-based birth injury attorneys will be by your side every step of the way and handle all the legal work for you so you can concentrate your energy on the health of you and your child.

The Cuba, 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 sustained a birth injury, it is understandable to feel an array of emotions: scared, confused, infuriated and heartbroken. If the birth injury occurs 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 resolute Cuba, MO birth injury lawyers will take up your case and work tirelessly for you, from initial case review until we win your suit. Let us help you protect 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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