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Birth Injury Attorneys Jefferson County, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Jefferson County, MO. After the agony of a birth injury, you need an experienced 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 Jefferson 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 receive the best possible compensation for your damages. Allow our legal experts 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 distressing and gut-wrenching. It can be particularly infuriating when the birth injury is the result of negligent or incorrect medical care. If your child was hurt because a doctor did not give you the care you and your child deserved, Burger Law’s Jefferson County, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to get the financial recovery you and your family are entitled to to safeguard you and your loved ones’ future and begin on the road to recovery. Call our Jefferson County, 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 County, MO

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

Many Jefferson County, MO attorneys may have seen some 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 lawsuit, and you can be confident that we will fight by your side until you get complete.

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

If you suspect that you or your child was harmed due to a doctor’s negligence or breach of care, then you need to pursue the help of experienced birth injury attorneys in Jefferson County, MO. Parenting a child in Jefferson County, MO already comes with a ton 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 because of a doctor’s negligence or careless actions. You ought to be thinking about when your child will need new pajamas, not when they will outgrow their wheelchair because a doctor broke the rules.

The knowledgeable Jefferson County, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will calculate your complete damages, including the dollar sum of any possible future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your committed birth injury attorney will fight until you receive a full and fair recovery.

Whatever your child’s injuries, you want to focus on supplying your child with nourishment and happiness, not scrambling to navigate a web of complex legal procedures. When you reach out to our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we get started on your case at once 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 deft birth injury lawyers will deliver maximum 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.

Fortunately, many birth injuries are not serious, and as babies are still developing and growing rapidly, some injuries can heal rather fast. Regardless of whether the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you are entitled to the best possible compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury occurred because a doctor or medical institution in Jefferson 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 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 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 may walk awkwardly but not require 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 diligently keeping an eye on your child’s development, and that can include comprehensive medical appointments, pricey evaluations and special equipment to help your child walk or carry out other daily tasks. The Jefferson 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 accompanying your birth injury.

The medical community is still discovering more about the causes and potential 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 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 child develops cerebral palsy as a result, Burger Law’s Jefferson County, MO birth injury attorneys will tackle your claim and ensure you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to. If you are worried that your child is not meeting motor skill achievements and think they might have cerebral palsy, it is vital 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 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 Jefferson County, MO is at fault, call Burger Law straight away at (314) 500-HURT for your free case evaluation with a professional Jefferson County, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the path to receiving a full recovery 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 happens as a result of damage to the brachial plexus – the network of nerves in the shoulder that controls movement and sensation in the upper extremities – during delivery. It limits the use of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by too much stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, most often when the infant’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 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 grave cases include the tearing of the nerves and can result in lifelong nerve damage. Fortunately, in the majority of cases, movement will return within a few months, and there are special exercises you can practice with your baby to help maintain movement as he or she is recovering. Regardless of the scope of the injury or and the cost of the medical care, the Jefferson County, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make certain that you recover the best possible compensation and that the negligible party’s insurance company reimburses you every dollar they owe.

Shoulder Dystocia

When the infant's shoulder or shoulders get stuck inside the mother’s pelvis during delivery, it causes a birth injury complication known as shoulder dystocia. In the majority of cases, the infant is born without serious incident, and treatment may mean just moving the mother’s and infant's position during birth. However, neglecting to note or correctly treat shoulder dystocia can result in broken bones, 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, call our Jefferson County, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT right away.

Cephalohematoma

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 swelling on your baby’s head, which typically goes away after a few weeks. The condition is usually minor, nevertheless, there are some rare issues that can appear. 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 heal quickly. However, they lead to extra medical expenses and unwarranted anxiety for the parents. Oftentimes a baby can be bruised or cut by complications during birth. 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.

Obviously, fractures are much more grave and can do much more harm. While a fracture during birth can cause long-term or lifelong disability, typically they heal comparatively quickly as infants are rapidly and constantly developing new bone. Either way, a broken bone during delivery causes inconceivable pain for your infant and mental anguish for you. The delivering doctor must observe the conditions of birth and take steps to protect the mother and child from injury. When the doctor neglects to care for you as the are required to, you may have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will insist that you are awarded the compensation you and your, child deserve while holding the negligent doctor accountable.

Many times there are steps a Jefferson County, MO doctor should have utilized 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 important to get in touch with our birth injury attorneys in Jefferson County, MO today to discuss your options. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Injury to the Mother

Occasionally, the mother or both the mother and child were hurt during birth. The mother may experience heavy blood loss or other complications. In some instances, the mother is injured because of a doctor’s carelessness. For example, high blood pressure before or during labor can point to preeclampsia, which can lead to seizures. If you had a seizure while giving birth after a doctor failed to note your high blood pressure, you are entitled to damages and our birth injury attorneys will fight to make certain you are fairly compensated.

Emotional Injury

Not all damages in birth injury cases are quantifiable. If you or your child were hurt because of medical malpractice, then you have experienced unwarranted worry, stress, devastation, trauma and more. In the most devastating cases, you and your child may have to accept the possibility of your child never being able to take part in normal Jefferson County, MO childhood activities or having special medical requirements 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 maximum compensation you and your family are entitled to, you require experienced birth injury attorneys in Jefferson 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 unrelated to medical negligence or a breach of care. For instance, many Jefferson County, MO birth injuries take place when there is 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 could not have been. That depends on your unique labor. Each patient and each birth is different and individual cases vary greatly.

Our Jefferson County, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has experience with every kind of birth injury lawsuit and will help you decide if the standard of care you were given is less than that which a competent doctor would have given you. Our network of Jefferson County, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the particulars of your case, calculate the value of your injuries and prove the physicians’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

Physicians, healthcare professionals and Jefferson County, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, also known as medical malpractice insurance. Like any Jefferson County, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, mislead, and swindle you with serpentine and misleading legal vernacular. The skilled 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 ensure they are held accountable and give you the full compensation you are owed. Medical malpractice cases in Jefferson County, MO can be difficult, but our birth injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience fighting and winning birth injury cases and will acquire the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you are owed.

In order to succeed in a medical malpractice case, you must achieve three things:

  1. 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 physician in the same field would have treated you with. Burger Law’s network of Jefferson County, MO physicians and medical experts will help determine if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
  2. Get a affidavit of support. You will need to hire a Jefferson County, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this case, neonatal care—to write a letter saying that the care you experienced was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will acquire your letter of support.
  3. 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 negligible, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s birthing techniques or inaction directly led to the injury. You require a Burger Law Jefferson County, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the defendant's negligence caused a birth injury that has hurt you and your child.

Burger law’s dedicated team of Jefferson County, MO-based birth injury attorneys will be by your side throughout the entire process and take care of all the legal work for you so you can concentrate your energy on the well-being of you and your child.

The Jefferson 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 sustained a birth injury, it is expected to feel a whole spectrum of emotions: scared, confused, infuriated and woebegone. 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 Jefferson County, MO birth injury lawyers will take up your suit and work around the clock for you, from our first consultation until we win your suit. Allow us to 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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