Birth Injury Attorneys Jackson County, MO
Birth Injury Attorneys in Jackson County, MO. After the pain of a birth injury, you need an accomplished lawyer you can trust and lean on to fight for your family in this difficult moment. Contact the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Jackson County, MO right away at to talk about your birth injury case for free and learn what we will do to help you be awarded the best possible 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 suffers a birth injury at any time during or shortly after your pregnancy, it can be upsetting and painful. It can be incredibly maddening when the birth injury happened due to 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 on your behalf to get the financial compensation you and your family deserve to preserve you and your loved ones’ future and begin on the journey to recovery. Call our Jackson County, MO birth injury attorneys now at or contact us online to get your free case review 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 experience a serious birth injury, which makes up 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 a child's development or cognition.
Many Jackson County, MO attorneys may have seen some medical malpractice suits, but not in birth injury cases or with the specific birth injury you or your child sustained. 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 sure that we will fight by your side until you get a complete recovery.
Do I Need a Jackson County, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?
If you think that you or your child was injured because of a doctor’s negligence or breach of care, then it is imperative 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 ton 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 because of a doctor’s negligence or careless actions. You should be thinking about when your child will outgrow their jacket, not when they will outgrow their wheelchair because a doctor did not follow the rules.
The knowledgeable Jackson County, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will work out your complete damages, including the dollar sum of any probable future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your devoted birth injury attorney will insist that you receive a full and fair recovery.
Whatever your child’s injuries, you want to focus on giving your child with nourishment and delight, not scrambling to navigate a web of convoluted legal processes. When you call our birth injury attorneys at , we begin work on your case right away to get you the best possible 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 road to recovery. We charge no attorney's fees until we win your case.
Fortunately, 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 occurred 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 should have.
Types of Birth Injuries
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affects movement and the most common form of birth injury that affects about 4 in 1,000 children. There are three categories 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 walk awkwardly but not need any extra 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 closely monitoring your child’s development, and that can include extensive medical appointments, costly evaluations and special equipment to help your child walk or complete other daily functions. The Jackson County, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law demand that the liable party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages connected to your birth injury.
The medical community is still learning about the causes and possible risk factors of cerebral palsy. They do know it happens because of abnormal development of the brain while the brain is still developing, which can take place 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 baby develops cerebral palsy because a doctor did not adequately monitor them, Burger Law’s Jackson County, MO birth injury attorneys will take on your suit and ensure you collect the full compensation you are entitled to. If you are concerned that your child is not meeting motor skill landmarks and think they may have cerebral palsy, it is key to immediately reach out to your doctor, who will examine your child and might send 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 Jackson County, MO is at fault, call Burger Law right away at for your free case review with a qualified Jackson County, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the road to receiving maximum compensation 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 happens as a result of damage to the brachial plexus – the group of nerves in the shoulder that is in charge of movement and sensation in the upper extremities – during birth. It limits 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 infant’s head is stretched to the side. This can happen because the baby was oversized, 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 grave cases involve the tearing of the nerves and can cause lifelong nerve damage. Fortunately, in most cases, the baby will regain range of motion within a few months, and there are particular exercises you can do with your child to help maintain movement as he or she is recovering. Regardless of the scope 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 recover great compensation and that the liable party’s insurance company reimburses you every dollar they owe.
When the infant's shoulder or shoulders cannot easily pass through the mother during delivery, it results in a birth injury complication known as shoulder dystocia. In the majority of cases, the infant is born safely, and treatment may mean just moving the mother’s and infant's position during birth. However, neglecting to observe or correctly treat shoulder dystocia can cause broken bones, 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, contact our Jackson County, MO birth injury attorneys at now.
This birth injury takes place 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 a bulge on your child’s head, which commonly disappears within a few weeks. The condition is usually minor, but, there are several uncommon problems that can surface. Cephalohematoma can increase your baby’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 most often minor birth injuries that infants recover from rapidly. However, they lead to extra medical expenses and unwarranted concern for the parents. Oftentimes 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 delivery is excessively long, the baby spends too much time pressed against the mother’s pelvis and can be hurt.
Obviously, fractures are much more grave and can do much more harm. While broken bones during birth can cause long-term or lifelong disability, typically they heal relatively rapidy as infants are rapidly and constantly growing new bone. Regardless, a fracture during birth results in inconceivable pain for your infant and mental anguish for you. The delivering doctor must notice the conditions of birth and take measures to protect the mother and child from injury. When the doctor neglects to act 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 negligent doctor accountable.
Sometimes there are measures a Jackson County, MO doctor should have utilized but did not, and other times the doctor incorrectly used delivery tools or applied too much force during the delivery. In that case, it is essential to reach out to our birth injury attorneys in Jackson County, MO straight away to go over your options. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Injury to the Mother
Occasionally, the mother or both the mother and child were injured during labor. The mother may experience excessive blood loss or other complications. In some cases, the mother is hurt because of a doctor’s negligence. For example, high blood pressure before or during birth can point to 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 fight to ensure you are properly compensated.
Not all damages in birth injury cases can be measured in dollars. If you or your child were hurt because of a negligent physician, then you have experienced unmerited worry, stress, devastation, trauma and more. In the worst cases, you and your child may have to face the possibility of your child never being able to take part in typical Jackson County, MO childhood activities or needing special medical needs 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 maximum compensation you and your child are owed, you need experienced birth injury attorneys in Jackson 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 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 may 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 and individual cases differ greatly.
Our Jackson County, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has seen every sort of birth injury lawsuit and will help you determine 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 birth injury, calculate the value of your damages and conclusively demonstrate the doctor’s negligence in breaching their standard of 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 known as medical malpractice insurance. Like any Jackson County, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, mislead, and deceive you with convoluted and misleading legal jargon. The savvy 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 responsible and give you the full recovery you are entitled to. Medical malpractice cases in Jackson County, MO can be difficult, but our birth injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience fighting and winning birth injury lawsuits and will get the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you deserve.
In order to win a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must achieve three things:
- Assign and demonstrate negligence. Not all cases of birth complications or birth injury are the result of a doctor’s negligence. You must prove that the physician breached the industry standard of care that a capable physician in the same field would have provided you. 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.
- Get a letter of support. You will need to hire a Jackson County, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this case, neonatal care—to write a letter agreeing that the care you were provided was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will acquire your letter of support.
- Prove 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 responsible, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s behavior 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 physician's negligence caused a birth injury that has damaged you and your family.
Burger law’s dedicated team of Jackson County, MO-based birth injury attorneys will be by your side throughout the entire process and take on all the legal work for you so you can concentrate 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 baby received a birth injury, it is expected to feel a whole spectrum of emotions: frightened, confused, mad and heartbroken. If the birth injury is incurred because of medical malpractice, Burger Law will stand by your side to fight for your complete compensation and put you on the road to recovery. Our tenacious Jackson County, MO birth injury lawyers will take on your claim and work endlessly for you, from our first case review until we win your claim. Let us help you safeguard you and your child’s future. Get a free case review today by calling us at or by filling out this form.