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Birth Injury Attorneys Kansas City, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Kansas City, MO. After the devastation of a birth injury, you need an veteran lawyer you can trust and count on to fight for your family in this terrible moment. Reach out to the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Kansas City, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT to talk about your birth injury case for free and find out how we can help you receive full compensation for your or your child's injuries. 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 agonizing. It can be incredibly infuriating when the birth injury happened due to negligent or errant medical care. If your child was injured because a doctor did not give you the care you and your child deserved, Burger Law’s Kansas City, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight for you to get the financial compensation you and your family deserve to secure you and your loved ones’ future and begin on the path to recovery. Call our Kansas City, 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 Kansas 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 the result of birth injuries. Such injuries can include fractures or disorders that impact an infant’s development or cognition.

Many Kansas City, MO attorneys may have experience in medical malpractice suits, but not in birth injury cases or with the specific birth injury you or your child experienced. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have seen every kind of birth injury and know every type of birth injury suit, and you can be confident that we will fight on your behalf until you get a full recovery.

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

If you believe that you or your child was harmed due to a doctor’s negligence or breach of care, then you must seek the help of accomplished birth injury attorneys in Kansas City, MO. Having a child in Kansas City, MO already comes with a mountain of expenditures and stressors including food, clothing, school supplies and more. Add to that the chance that your child could need months or years of medical care, rehabilitation or lifelong care, all due to 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 talented Kansas City, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will calculate your complete damages, including the dollar figure of any likely future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your devoted birth injury attorney will demand that you are awarded a complete and fair recovery.

Whatever your child’s circumstances, you want to spend your energy giving your child with nourishment and jubilation, not trying to maneuver through a web of serpentine legal processes. When you reach out to our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we start working on your case immediately to deliver great results. We handle all the documentation, communication and litigation so you can concentrate on you and your child’s physical and emotional well-being. Our talented 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.

Luckily, many birth injuries are minor, and as babies are still developing and growing quickly, many injuries can heal quite fast. But whether the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you are owed a full recovery for your medical costs, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury occurred because a doctor or medical institution in Kansas City, 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 might have an unusual gait but does not necessitate any extra assistance – or more serious, and your child might require 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 comprehensive medical appointments, expensive evaluations and special equipment to help your child walk or carry out other daily tasks. The Kansas City, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law fight until the at-fault party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages connected to your birth injury.

The medical community is still discovering more about the causes and possible risk factors of cerebral palsy. They 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 happens 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 child develops cerebral palsy as a result, Burger Law’s Kansas City, MO birth injury attorneys will take on your claim and ensure you collect the maximum recovery you are owed. If you are worried that your child is not meeting movement benchmarks and believe they might have cerebral palsy, it is key to immediately contact your doctor, who will evaluate your child and may refer you to a specialist. You can also contact Missouri’s Early Intervention system for a free consultation if your child is still under three years of age. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you feel a medical professional in Kansas City, MO is to blame, call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT for your free consultation with a qualified Kansas City, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the path to getting a full recovery and safeguarding the future of you and your family.

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 network of nerves in the shoulder that directs movement and sensation in the upper extremities – during birth. It limits 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 infant’s head is stretched to the side. This can take place because the baby was very large, irregular 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 severe cases include the tearing of the nerves and can lead to lifelong nerve damage. Luckily, in most cases, the infant will regain movement within a few months, and there are special exercises you can do with your baby to help maintain movement as he or she is recovering. No matter the scope of the injury or and the cost of the medical expenses, the Kansas City, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will ensure that you are awarded the best possible compensation and that the negligible party’s insurance company pays every dime they owe.

Shoulder Dystocia

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 most cases, the infant is born safely, and treatment may entail merely moving the mother’s and infant's position during birth. However, failure to notice 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, reach out to our Kansas 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 see a bump on your child’s head, which typically goes away after a few weeks. The condition is usually mild, but, there are several uncommon problems that can appear. Cephalohematoma can increase your infant’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 babies recover from quickly. Nonetheless, they lead to extra medical expenses and undeserved concern for the parents. Often a baby can be bruised or cut by complications during labor. For example, 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 hurt.

Clearly, broken bones are much more sever and can hurt your baby in more serious ways. While a fracture during labor can lead to long-term or lifelong disability, typically they heal comparatively quickly as infants are rapidly and perpetually developing new bone. Either way, a broken bone during labor results in unthinkable pain for your infant and mental distress for you. The delivering doctor must notice 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 fight to get you the recovery you and your, child deserve while holding the at-fault doctor responsible.

Occasionally there are measures a Kansas City, MO doctor should have taken but did not, and other times the doctor incorrectly used delivery tools or used too much force during labor. In that instance, it is important to call our birth injury attorneys in Kansas City, MO straight away to go through your options. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Injury to the Mother

Occasionally, the mother or both the mother and child were injured during delivery. The mother may experience substantial blood loss or other complications. In some cases, the mother is injured because of a doctor’s breach of care. For example, high blood pressure before or during birth can be evidence of preeclampsia, which can result in seizures. If you had a seizure while giving birth after a physician did not note your high blood pressure, you are owed damages and our birth injury attorneys will fight to ensure you are fairly 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 confront the possibility of your child never being able to take part in common Kansas City, MO childhood games or having special medical requirements for the remainder of their life. Getting maximum compensation 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 family deserve, you require talented birth injury attorneys in Kansas 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 possible causes of birth injuries that do not have to do with medical negligence or a breach of care. For instance, many Kansas City, MO birth injuries occur 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 and individual cases differ greatly.

Our Kansas City, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has seen every kind of birth injury lawsuit and will help you decide if the standard of care you received is below that which a capable doctor would have given you. Our network of Kansas City, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the specific elements of your case, calculate the value of your damages and prove the medical professional’s negligence in breaching their standard of care so that we can get you the best possible compensation to make you and your child whole.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Physicians, healthcare professionals and Kansas City, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, otherwise known as medical malpractice insurance. Like any Kansas City, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, trick, and defraud you with complex and misleading legal vernacular. The talented 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 are held accountable and give you the best possible recovery you deserve. Medical malpractice cases in Kansas City, MO can be tough, but our birth injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience trying and winning birth injury claims and will obtain the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you deserve.

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

  1. 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 competent physician in the same field would have given you. Burger Law’s network of Kansas City, MO physicians and medical experts will help understand if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
  2. Get a letter of support. You will need to hire a Kansas City, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this instance, neonatal care—to write a letter agreeing that the care you received was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will obtain your letter of support.
  3. 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 at fault, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s actions or inaction directly led to the harm. You need a Burger Law Kansas City, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the physician's negligence caused a birth injury that has harmed you and your child.

Burger law’s dedicated team of Kansas City, MO-based birth injury attorneys will fight by your side every step of the way and take care of all the legal work for you so you can focus your energy on the well-being of you and your child.

The Kansas 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 child experienced a birth injury, it is normal to feel a range of emotions: terrified, confused, angry and grief-stricken. If the birth injury occurs because of medical malpractice, Burger Law will stand by your side to fight for your complete recovery and put you on the road to recovery. Our tenacious Kansas City, MO birth injury lawyers will take on your claim and work endlessly for you, from our first 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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