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Birth Injury Attorneys Jackson County, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Jackson County, MO. After the anguish of a birth injury, you need an veteran lawyer you can trust and lean on to fight for your family in this horrible time. Contact the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Jackson County, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your birth injury case for free and learn what we will do to help you collect full 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 upsetting and painful. It can be even more enraging when the birth injury occurred because of negligent or improper medical care. If your child was harmed because a doctor did not give you the care they owed you and your child, Burger Law’s Jackson County, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight by your side to receive the financial compensation you and your family deserve to safeguard you and your family's future and begin on the journey to recovery. Call our Jackson 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 Jackson County, MO

About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States suffer a severe birth injury, which equals about one in every 9,714 children and 28,000 infants a year. About two percent of neonatal deaths are the result of birth injuries. Such injuries can include fractures or disorders that have an effect on a child's development or brain function.

Many Jackson County, MO attorneys may have experience in 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 seen every type of birth injury and know every type of birth injury case, and you can be sure that we will fight by your side until you get maximum.

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

If you think that you or your child was hurt owing to a doctor’s negligence or breach of care, then it is necessary to turn to the help of accomplished birth injury attorneys in Jackson County, MO. Having a child in Jackson County, MO already comes with a mountain 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 should be wondering when your child will outgrow their shoes, not when they will outgrow their wheelchair because a doctor broke the rules.

The skilled Jackson 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 dedicated birth injury attorney will fight until you receive a complete and just recovery.

Whatever your child’s circumstances, you want to concentrating on providing your child with nourishment and delight, not attempting to navigate a maze of complex legal procedures. When you call our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we begin work on your case straight away to deliver great results. We manage all the documentation, communication and litigation so you can concentrate 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.

Thankfully, many birth injuries are minor, and as babies are still developing and growing rapidly, many injuries can heal rather quickly. But whether the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you deserve maximum compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury was incurred because a doctor or medical institution in Jackson 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 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 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 might have an unusual gait but does not need any extra 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 observing your child’s development, and that can include extensive medical appointments, costly evaluations and special equipment to help your child walk or carry out other daily functions. The Jackson County, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law insist that the negligent party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages related to your birth injury.

The medical world is still discovering more about the causes and possible risk factors of cerebral palsy. We do know it is caused by abnormal development of the brain while the brain is still developing, which can happen before, during or shortly after birth. When it occurs during birth, many times is is 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 receiving enough oxygen to its blood supply.

If your baby develops cerebral palsy because a doctor did not properly monitor them, Burger Law’s Jackson County, MO birth injury attorneys will tackle your claim and make certain that you are awarded the full recovery you are entitled to. If you are anxious that your child is not meeting movement milestones and suspect they might have cerebral palsy, it is key to immediately reach out to 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 less than three years old. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you believe a medical professional in Jackson County, MO is to blame, call Burger Law immediately at (314) 500-HURT for your complimentary case evaluation with a professional Jackson County, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the journey to getting maximum compensation and protecting the future of you and your child.

Brachial Plexus Injuries and Erb’s Palsy

Brachial plexus injuries are a kind 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 birth. It impedes the use of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by excessive stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, most often 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 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 arm is weak and the shoulder joint lacks range of motion. Some grave cases include the tearing of the nerves and can result in permanent nerve damage. Fortunately, in the majority of cases, movement will return within a few months, and there are particular exercises you can do with your child to help retain range of motion while he or she heals. No matter the extent of the injury or and the price of the medical care, the Jackson County, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make sure that you receive maximum compensation and that the at-fault party’s insurance company reimburses you every dollar they owe.

Shoulder Dystocia

When the infant's shoulder or shoulders cannot easily pass through the mother during labor, it leads to a birth injury complication known as shoulder dystocia. Most of the time, the infant is born safely, and treatment may entail simply moving the mother’s and fetus’s position during labor. However, neglecting to see or properly treat shoulder dystocia can cause fracture, 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, call our Jackson County, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT now.

Cephalohematoma

This birth injury happens when there is a collection of blood between a baby’s scalp and the skull as the result of damaged blood vessels during labor or delivery. You will see swelling on your baby’s head, which commonly goes away after a few weeks. The condition is usually minor, however, there are several uncommon issues that can come up. 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 commonly minor birth injuries that infants recover from rapidly. Still, they lead to extra medical costs and unwarranted anxiety for the parents. Oftentimes a baby can be bruised or cut by complications during labor. For instance, if the baby is oversized or the birth is excessively long, the baby spends too much time pushed up against the mother’s pelvis and can be hurt.

Clearly, broken bones are much more sever and can do much more harm. While a fracture during delivery can lead to long-term or lifelong disability, typically they heal comparatively quickly as babies are rapidly and constantly developing new bone. Either way, a broken bone during delivery results in unimaginable pain for your child and mental distress for you. The delivering doctor must note the circumstances of the birth and take precautions to protect the mother and child from harm. When the doctor fails to care for 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, child deserve while holding the negligent doctor accountable.

Many times there are steps a Jackson County, MO doctor should have utilized but neglected to, and other times the doctor incorrectly used delivery tools or applied too much force during labor. In that instance, it is imperative to call our birth injury attorneys in Jackson County, MO straight away to go over your options. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.

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 cases, the mother is hurt because of a doctor’s substandard care. For example, high blood pressure before or during labor can be an indication of preeclampsia, which can result in seizures. If you had a seizure while giving birth after a physician failed to note your high blood pressure, you are entitled to damages and our birth injury attorneys will insist that 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 unwarranted worry, stress, devastation, shock and more. In the worst cases, you and your child may have to accept the possibility of your child never being able to enjoy common Jackson County, 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 receive the best possible compensation you and your family are owed, you require skilled birth injury attorneys in Jackson County, MO on your case. Burger Law’s team of birth injury lawyers can help.

It is important to understand that there are several potential causes of birth injuries that are unrelated to medical negligence or a breach of care. For instance, many Jackson County, MO birth injuries happen during 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 may not have been. That depends on your unique birth. Each patient and each birth is different and individual cases vary greatly.

Our Jackson County, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has experience with every variety of birth injury case 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 Jackson County, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the details of your claim, calculate the value of your damages and conclusively demonstrate the medical professional’s negligence in affording 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

Doctors, healthcare professionals and Jackson County, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, sometimes called medical malpractice insurance. Like any Jackson County, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, trick, and swindle you with convoluted and misleading legal jargon. The skilled birth injury lawyers at Burger law will take up all communication and litigation for you and will fight back against bullies like resistant insurance companies to guarantee they fulfill their duty and give you the maximum recovery you are owed. Medical malpractice cases in Jackson County, MO can be tricky, but our birth injury attorneys have over twenty 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 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 capable physician in the same field would have treated you with. Burger Law’s network of Jackson 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 Jackson County, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this instance, neonatal care—to write a letter saying that the care you were provided was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will procure 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 at fault, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s birthing techniques or inaction directly led to the injury. You need a Burger Law Jackson County, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the doctor's negligence caused a birth injury that has harmed you and your child.

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

The Jackson 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 received a birth injury, it is normal to feel an array 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 complete recovery and put you on the path to recovery. Our unwavering Jackson County, MO birth injury lawyers will take on your suit and work around the clock for you, from initial 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 (314) 500-HURT or by filling out this form.

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