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Birth Injury Attorneys Greene County, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Greene County, MO. After the trauma of a birth injury, you need an accomplished lawyer you can trust and count on to fight for your family in this terrible moment. Reach out to the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Greene County, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT to talk about your birth injury case for free and find out what we will do to help you recover full compensation for your or your child's injuries. 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 traumatizing and painful. It can be even more enraging when the birth injury is the result of negligent or incorrect medical care. If your child was harmed because of a doctor’s substandard care, Burger Law’s Greene County, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to receive the financial compensation you and your family deserve to safeguard you and your loved ones’ future and start on the road to recovery. Call our Greene County, 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 Greene County, MO

About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States experience a grave birth injury, which is about one in every 9,714 children and 28,000 births 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 an infant’s development or cognitive abilities.

Many Greene 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 seen every sort of birth injury and know every type of birth injury suit, and you can be confident that we will fight for you until you get the best possible.

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

If you believe that you or your child was injured owing to a doctor’s negligence or substandard care, then it is necessary to seek the help of experienced birth injury attorneys in Greene County, MO. Parenting a child in Greene County, MO already comes with an abundance of expenditures and stressors including food, clothing, school supplies and more. Add to that the possibility 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 ought to be thinking about when your child will need new pajamas, not when they will need a replacement wheelchair because a doctor disregarded the rules.

The accomplished Greene County, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will calculate your complete damages, including the dollar figure of any potential future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your dedicated birth injury attorney will demand that you are awarded a full and fair recovery.

Whatever your child’s circumstances, you want to use your energy supplying your child with nourishment and happiness, not trying to navigate a labyrinth of convoluted legal processes. When you call our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we begin work on your case right away to get you the best possible results. We take care of all the documentation, communication and litigation so you can spend your energy 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 journey to recovery. We charge no attorney's fees until we win your case.

Fortunately, many birth injuries are not serious, and as babies are still developing and growing rapidly, many injuries can heal fairly fast. Regardless of whether the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you deserve maximum compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury occurred because a doctor or medical institution in Greene County, MO did not respect the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the standard of care they owed.

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 types 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 require any particular help – or more serious, and your child may 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, expensive evaluations and special equipment to help your child walk or complete other daily tasks. The Greene 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 learning 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 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 sufficiently monitor if a child is in distress or if it is receiving enough oxygen to its blood supply.

If your baby develops cerebral palsy because a doctor did not adequately monitor them, Burger Law’s Greene County, MO birth injury attorneys will take on your suit and make certain that you receive the best possible recovery you deserve. If you are anxious that your child is not meeting motor skill landmarks and think they may have cerebral palsy, it is essential 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 think a medical professional in Greene County, MO is at fault, call Burger Law right away at (314) 500-HURT for your free case evaluation with a professional Greene County, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the road to collecting maximum compensation 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 results from 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 birth. It impedes the motion of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by too much stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, ordinarily when the infant’s head is stretched to the side. This can happen because the baby was very large, 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 kind 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 cause lifelong nerve damage. Fortunately, in most cases, movement will return within a few months, and there are special exercises you can practice with your baby to help retain movement as he or she is recovering. Whatever the scope of the injury or and the cost of the medical care, the Greene County, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make certain that you are awarded maximum compensation and that the responsible 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 labor, it results in a birth injury complication called shoulder dystocia. Most of the time, the baby is born without serious incident, and treatment may mean merely moving the mother’s and baby's position during delivery. However, neglecting to see or correctly treat shoulder dystocia can result in fracture, 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 Greene County, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT right 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 notice swelling on your baby’s head, which usually dissipates after a few weeks. The condition is usually not serious, nevertheless, there are several rare complications that can emerge. Cephalohematoma can increase your baby’s risk of jaundice or anemia, and your baby may require a blood transfusion or other treatments.

Bruising, Lacerations, Soft Tissue Injuries or Fractures

Bruises and cuts are most often minor birth injuries that infants recover from quickly. Still, they lead to extra medical costs and unmerited anxiety for the parents. Many times a baby can be bruised or cut by complications in the birth process. For example, if the baby is oversized or the birth takes a long time, the baby spends too much time pushed up against the mother’s pelvis and can be harmed.

Clearly, broken bones are much more grave and can do much more harm. While broken bones during birth can lead to long-term or lifelong disability, usually they heal relatively quickly as children are rapidly and constantly growing new bone. Regardless, a broken bone during delivery causes unthinkable pain for your baby and mental anguish for you. The delivering doctor must notice the conditions of birth and take steps to protect the mother and child from harm. When the doctor does not behave as the are obligated to, you could have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will demand that you collect the recovery you and your, baby deserve while holding the careless doctor responsible.

Sometimes there are steps a Greene County, MO doctor should have taken but neglected to, and other times the doctor improperly used delivery tools or used too much force during the delivery. In that case, it is imperative to get in touch with our birth injury attorneys in Greene County, MO right away to go through your options. Contact us today for a complimentary case review.

Injury to the Mother

Occasionally, the mother or both the mother and child were injured during delivery. The mother may experience substantial blood loss or other complications. In some cases, the mother is harmed because of a doctor’s breach of care. For example, high blood pressure before or during delivery can point to preeclampsia, which can result in seizures. If you had a seizure while giving birth after a physician neglected to notice your high blood pressure, you are owed damages and our birth injury attorneys will fight to ensure you are justly 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, stress, devastation, shock and more. In the worst cases, you and your child may have to deal with the chances of your child never being able to take part in normal Greene County, MO childhood games or having special medical necessities 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 get the best possible compensation you and your family deserve, you need seasoned birth injury attorneys in Greene County, MO on your case. Burger Law’s team of birth injury lawyers can help.

It is important to realize that there are several possible causes of birth injuries that are unrelated to medical negligence or a breach of care. For instance, many Greene 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 could 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 Greene County, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has experience with every sort of birth injury lawsuit and will help you understand if the standard of care you were treated with is below that which a capable doctor would have given you. Our network of Greene County, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the circumstances of your case, determine the value of your damages and prove the medical professional’s negligence in breaching their standard of care so that we can get you the best possible compensation to make you and your family whole.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Physicians, healthcare professionals and Greene County, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, also called medical malpractice insurance. Like any Greene County, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, mislead, and deceive you with labyrinthine 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 are held accountable and give you the maximum recovery you deserve. Medical malpractice cases in Greene County, MO can be hard, but our birth injury attorneys have over two years of experience arguing and winning birth injury suits and will get the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you deserve.

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

  1. Assign and prove negligence. Not all cases of birth complications or birth injury are due to a doctor’s negligence. You must prove that the doctor breached the industry standard of care that a capable physician in the same field would have provided you. Burger Law’s network of Greene County, MO physicians and medical experts will help judge if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
  2. Get a affidavit of support. You will need to hire a Greene County, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this instance, neonatal care—to write a letter saying that the care you received was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will acquire your letter of support.
  3. 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 negligible, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s actions or inaction directly caused the harm. You require a Burger Law Greene County, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the physician's negligence caused a birth injury that has hurt you and your child.

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

The Greene 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 sustained a birth injury, it is understandable to feel an array of emotions: terrified, confused, mad and heartbroken. 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 unwavering Greene County, MO birth injury lawyers will take on your lawsuit and work tirelessly for you, from initial case evaluation until we win your claim. 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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