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Birth Injury Attorneys Jefferson City, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Jefferson City, 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 terrible moment. Call the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Jefferson City, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your birth injury case for free and learn how we can help you be awarded 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 suffers a birth injury at any time during or shortly after your pregnancy, it can be traumatizing and heartbreaking. It can be incredibly maddening when the birth injury is the result of negligent or incorrect medical care. If your child was injured because of a doctor’s breach of care, Burger Law’s Jefferson City, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight for you to get the financial compensation you and your family are entitled to to safeguard you and your family's future and begin on the path to recovery. Call our Jefferson City, MO birth injury attorneys now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online to get your complimentary consultation to see why hiring Burger Law is the first step to making you and your family whole again.

Birth Injuries in Jefferson City, MO

About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States suffer a serious birth injury, which equals about one in every 9,714 children and 28,000 babies a year. About two percent of neonatal deaths are because of birth injuries. Examples of such birth injuries are fractures or disorders that impact an infant’s development or cognitive abilities.

Many Jefferson City, 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 suffered. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have experience with every sort of birth injury and know every type of birth injury case, and you can be confident that we will fight for you until you get a complete recovery.

Do I Need a Jefferson City, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?

If you think that you or your child was injured owing to a doctor’s negligence or breach of care, then it is essential to turn to the help of veteran birth injury attorneys in Jefferson City, MO. Having a child in Jefferson City, MO already comes with an abundance of expenses and concerns 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 owing 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 knowledgeable Jefferson City, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will quantify your complete damages, including the dollar sum of any probable future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your devoted birth injury attorney will fight until you receive a complete and just recovery.

Whatever your child’s injuries, you want to concentrating on supplying your child with nourishment and delight, not struggling to navigate a labyrinth of convoluted legal procedures. When you call our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we start working on your case straight away to deliver 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 expert birth injury lawyers will deliver maximum 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.

Fortunately, many birth injuries are not serious, and as babies are still developing and growing rapidly, some injuries can heal comparatively quickly. Whether or not 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 Jefferson City, 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 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:

  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 need any particular assistance – or more severe, and your child might require special equipment to walk or not be able to walk at all. Diagnosing and treating cerebral palsy involves diligently 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 basic tasks. The Jefferson City, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law demand that the negligent party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages associated with your birth injury.

The medical world is still learning 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 take place before, during or shortly after birth. When it takes place during birth, it is often 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 they fail to do so and your baby develops cerebral palsy as a result, Burger Law’s Jefferson City, MO birth injury attorneys will tackle your claim and make certain that you are awarded the best possible compensation you are owed. If you are nervous that your child is not meeting motor skill milestones and believe they may have cerebral palsy, it is important to immediately contact your doctor, who will examine your child and might refer you to a specialist. You can also contact Missouri’s Early Intervention system for a free consultation if your child has yet to turn three. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you feel a medical professional in Jefferson City, MO is to blame, call Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT for your free consultation with a professional Jefferson City, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the path to receiving maximum compensation and safeguarding the future of you and your child.

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 controls movement and feeling in the arms and hands – during birth. It restricts the motion of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by excessive stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, typically when the baby’s head is stretched to the side. This can occur because the baby was very large, abnormal 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 category 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. Luckily, in the majority of cases, the infant will regain movement within a few months, and there are certain exercises you can do with your child to help maintain movement while he or she heals. No matter the extent of the injury or and the cost of the medical care, the Jefferson City, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make sure that you receive great compensation and that the liable party’s insurance company pays every penny they owe.

Shoulder Dystocia

When the fetus's shoulder or shoulders cannot easily pass through the mother during birth, it causes a birth injury complication known as shoulder dystocia. In the majority of cases, the baby is born safely, and treatment may mean simply moving the mother’s and infant's position during birth. However, neglecting to notice or sufficiently treat shoulder dystocia can result in fracture, lack of oxygen, Erb's palsy, or heavy loss of blood for the mother. If any of these conditions occurred during your child’s birth, get in touch with our Jefferson City, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT straight away.

Cephalohematoma

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 observe a bulge on your infant’s head, which typically goes away in a few weeks. The condition is usually minor, however, there are several rare issues that can arise. 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 usually minor birth injuries that infants recover from rapidly. Still, they lead to extra medical bills 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 oversized or labor 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 broken bones during birth can lead to long-term or lifelong disability, usually they heal relatively quickly as babies are rapidly and perpetually growing new bone. Either way, a broken bone during delivery leads to unimaginable pain for your infant and mental anguish for you. The delivering doctor must observe the conditions of birth and take measures to protect the mother and child from harm. When the doctor fails to behave as the are required to, you could have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will insist that you receive the recovery you and your, family deserve while holding the careless doctor responsible.

Many times there are steps a Jefferson City, MO doctor should have utilized but did not, and other times the doctor improperly used delivery tools or applied too much force during the delivery. In that case, it is essential to get in touch with our birth injury attorneys in Jefferson City, MO immediately to discuss your options. Contact us today for a complimentary case review.

Injury to the Mother

Occasionally, the mother or both the mother and child were harmed during birth. The mother may experience substantial blood loss or other complications. In some instances, the mother is hurt because of a doctor’s substandard care. For example, high blood pressure before or during birth can be a symptom of 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 entitled to damages and our birth injury attorneys will demand that you are properly compensated.

Emotional Injury

Not all damages in birth injury cases can be calculated in dollars. If you or your child were hurt because of medical malpractice, then you have experienced unmerited worry, stress, heartbreak, trauma and more. In the worst cases, you and your child may have to deal with the possibility of your child never being able to enjoy common Jefferson City, MO childhood activities or needing 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 receive the best possible compensation you and your child deserve, you require seasoned birth injury attorneys in Jefferson City, 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 do not have to do with medical negligence or substandard care. For instance, many Jefferson City, 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 may have been the best method of treatment and in others, it may not have been. That depends on your unique labor. Each patient and each birth is different so is each individual case.

Our Jefferson City, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has seen every variety of birth injury claim and will help you understand if the standard of care you were treated with is less than that which a capable doctor would have given you. Our network of Jefferson City, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the circumstances of your case, determine the value of your damages and prove the physicians’s negligence in affording you and your child substandard care so that we can get you a full recovery to make you and your child whole.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Physicians, healthcare professionals and Jefferson City, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, sometimes known as medical malpractice insurance. Like any Jefferson City, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, mislead, and deceive you with convoluted and misleading legal vernacular. The shrewd 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 are held accountable and give you the maximum compensation you deserve. Medical malpractice cases in Jefferson City, MO can be hard, but our birth injury attorneys have over two years of experience trying and winning birth injury lawsuits and will acquire the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you are owed.

In order to win a medical malpractice suit, you must achieve three things:

  1. Determine and prove negligence. Not all cases of birth complications or birth injury are because of 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 treated you with. Burger Law’s network of Jefferson City, MO physicians and medical experts will help decide if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
  2. Get a affidavit of support. You will need to hire a Jefferson City, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this instance, neonatal care—to write an affidavit stating that the care you experienced was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will obtain 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 caused the injury. You require a Burger Law Jefferson City, 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 Jefferson City, MO-based birth injury attorneys will fight by your side throughout the entire process and take on all the legal work for you so you can concentrate your energy on the well-being of you and your child.

The Jefferson City, 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 suffered a birth injury, it is understandable to feel a whole spectrum of emotions: terrified, confused, mad 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 road to recovery. Our unflinching Jefferson City, MO birth injury lawyers will take on your claim and work endlessly for you, from initial consultation until we win your claim. 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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