Birth Injury Attorneys Jackson, MO
Birth Injury Attorneys in Jackson, MO. After the pain of a birth injury, you need an veteran lawyer you can trust and lean on to fight for your family in this difficult time. Reach out to the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Jackson, MO right away at to discuss your birth injury case for free and find out how we can help you collect full compensation for your damages. Allow our legal professionals to 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 infuriating when the birth injury is the result of negligent or incorrect 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, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to get the financial recovery you and your family are entitled to to protect you and your loved ones’ future and begin on the path to recovery. Call our Jackson, MO birth injury attorneys now at or contact us online to get your complimentary case review to see why hiring Burger Law is the first step to making you and your family whole again.
Birth Injuries in Jackson, 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 babies a year. About two percent of neonatal deaths are because of birth injuries. Such injuries can include fractures or disorders that affect an infant’s development or cognition.
Many Jackson, MO attorneys may have experience in medical malpractice suits, but possibly not birth injury cases or with the exact 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 case, and you can be sure that we will fight on your behalf until you get a full recovery.
Do I Need a Jackson, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?
If you believe that you or your child was hurt due to a doctor’s negligence or breach of care, then you need to seek the aid of seasoned birth injury attorneys in Jackson, MO. Raising a child in Jackson, MO already comes with a plethora of costs 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 will outgrow their wheelchair because a doctor did not follow the rules.
The talented Jackson, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will quantify your complete damages, including the dollar figure of any possible future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your devoted birth injury attorney will fight until you recover a complete and fair recovery.
Whatever your child’s injuries, you want to focus on supplying your child with nourishment and joy, not struggling to maneuver through a labyrinth of serpentine legal procedures. When you reach out to our birth injury attorneys at , we get started on your case straight away to deliver 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 accomplished birth injury lawyers will maximize your compensation and get you and your family on the road 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 not serious, and as babies are still developing and growing rapidly, many injuries can heal rather fast. Whether or not the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you are owed the best possible compensation for your medical costs, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury occurred because a doctor or medical institution in Jackson, MO disregarded 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 movement disorder 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 may have an unusual gait but does not require any extra help – or more severe, and your child might necessitate special equipment to walk or not be able to walk at all. Diagnosing and treating cerebral palsy involves closely keeping an eye on your child’s development, and that can include extensive medical appointments, costly tests and special equipment to help your child walk or carry out other daily functions. The Jackson, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law fight until the responsible party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages related to your birth injury.
The medical community is still discovering more about 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 at any time during the pregnancy or 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 sufficiently 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 Jackson, MO birth injury attorneys will tackle your claim and ensure you are awarded the full recovery you are entitled to. If you are anxious that your child is not meeting movement milestones and believe they might have cerebral palsy, it is key to immediately seek out 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 evaluation if your child is less than three years old. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you think a medical professional in Jackson, MO is at fault, call Burger Law straight away at for your complimentary case review with a professional Jackson, 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 arms and hands – during delivery. It hinders the use 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 occur because the baby was very large, 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 type 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 lead to lifelong nerve damage. Fortunately, in the majority of cases, the baby will regain range of motion within a few months, and there are specific exercises you can do with your baby to help maintain range of motion while he or she heals. No matter the scope of the injury or and the price of the medical treatment, the Jackson, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make certain that you receive the best possible compensation and that the negligible party’s insurance company pays every penny they owe.
When the infant's shoulder or shoulders get stuck inside the mother’s pelvis during birth, it leads to a birth injury complication known as shoulder dystocia. In the majority of cases, the baby is born without serious incident, and treatment may mean just moving the mother’s and fetus’s position during labor. However, failure to note or correctly treat shoulder dystocia can cause 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, call our Jackson, MO birth injury attorneys at straight away.
This birth injury happens 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 a bump on your infant’s head, which commonly goes away within a few weeks. The condition is usually mild, but, there are some atypical complications that can arise. Cephalohematoma can increase your child’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 commonly minor birth injuries that heal quickly. Still, they lead to extra medical expenses and undeserved worry for the parents. Many times a baby can be bruised or cut by complications in the birth process. For instance, if the baby is oversized or the delivery takes a long time, the baby spends too much time pressed against the mother’s pelvis and can be injured.
Obviously, fractures are much more serious and can do much more harm. While a fracture during delivery can cause long-term or lifelong disability, normally they heal relatively rapidy as babies are rapidly and constantly developing new bone. Regardless, a fracture during birth results in unimaginable pain for your child and mental distress for you. The delivering doctor must note the conditions of birth and take steps to protect the mother and child from harm. When the doctor neglects to treat you as the are obligated to, you could have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will insist that you are awarded the recovery you and your, loved one deserve while holding the at-fault doctor accountable.
Occasionally there are measures a Jackson, 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 instance, it is imperative to reach out to our birth injury attorneys in Jackson, MO at once to go over your options. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.
Injury to the Mother
Sometimes, the mother or both the mother and child suffered injuries during labor. The mother may experience heavy blood loss or other complications. In some cases, the mother is injured 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 did not note your high blood pressure, you are entitled to damages and our birth injury attorneys will insist that you are properly compensated.
Not all damages in birth injury cases are quantifiable. If you or your child were hurt because of a careless doctor, then you have experienced unmerited worry, anxiety, devastation, trauma and more. In the worst cases, you and your child may have to confront the possibility of your child never being able to take part in normal Jackson, MO childhood activities or having 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 get the full recovery you and your child deserve, you require talented birth injury attorneys in Jackson, 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 instance, many Jackson, 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 might not have been. That depends on your unique birth. Each patient and each birth is different so is each individual case.
Our Jackson, 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 less than that which a capable doctor would have given you. Our network of Jackson, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the specific elements of your case, calculate the value of your injuries and prove the medical professional’s negligence in breaching their standard of care so that we can get you a full recovery to make you and your child whole.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Doctors, healthcare professionals and Jackson, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, sometimes called medical malpractice insurance. Like any Jackson, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, mislead, and swindle you with complex and misleading legal gibberish. The savvy birth injury lawyers at Burger law will manage all communication and litigation for you and will fight back against bullies like resistant insurance companies to make sure they fulfill their obligation and give you the maximum recovery you deserve. Medical malpractice cases in Jackson, MO can be difficult, but our birth injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience trying and winning birth injury suits and will get the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you deserve.
In order to win a medical malpractice case, you must do three things:
- 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 doctor gave you a substandard level of care that a competent doctor in the same field would have provided you. Burger Law’s network of Jackson, MO physicians and medical experts will help determine if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
- Get a affidavit of support. You will need to hire a Jackson, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this case, neonatal care—to write a letter supporting the fact that the care you were provided was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will obtain your letter of support.
- Prove that negligence caused the injury. 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 responsible, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s actions or inaction directly led to the injury. You must have a Burger Law Jackson, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the defendant's negligence caused a birth injury that has damaged you and your child.
Burger law’s dedicated team of Jackson, MO-based birth injury attorneys will stand by your side throughout the entire process and take on all the legal work for you so you can spend your energy on the health of you and your child.
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If your child experienced a birth injury, it is understandable to feel an array of emotions: scared, confused, mad and grief-stricken. 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 determined Jackson, MO birth injury lawyers will take on your suit and work endlessly for you, from our first case evaluation until we win your suit. Let us help you protect you and your family’s future. Get a free case review today by calling us at or by filling out this form.