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Birth Injury Attorneys Lafayette County, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Lafayette County, MO. After the trauma of a birth injury, you need an experienced lawyer you can trust and depend on to fight for your family in this difficult moment. Get in touch with the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Lafayette County, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT to talk about your birth injury case for free and discover 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 before, during or after delivery, it can be distressing and gut-wrenching. It can be especially enraging when the birth injury happened due to negligent or improper medical care. If your child was hurt because of a doctor’s breach of care, Burger Law’s Lafayette County, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight for you to win the financial compensation you and your family are entitled to to preserve you and your loved ones’ future and begin on the journey to recovery. Call our Lafayette County, 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 Lafayette County, 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 births a year. About two percent of neonatal deaths are the result of birth injuries. Examples of such birth injuries are fractures or disorders that impact a child's development or cognitive abilities.

Many Lafayette County, MO attorneys may have experience in medical malpractice suits, but not in birth injury cases or with the exact birth injury you or your child experienced. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have experience with every kind 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 Lafayette County, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?

If you feel that you or your child was injured due to a doctor’s negligence or breach of care, then you must pursue the help of accomplished birth injury attorneys in Lafayette County, MO. Rearing a child in Lafayette County, MO already comes with an overabundance of expenses and stressors 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 thinking about when your child will need new jacket, not when they will need a replacement wheelchair because a doctor broke the rules.

The talented Lafayette County, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will quantify your complete damages, including the dollar figure of any potential future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your committed birth injury attorney will insist that you receive a complete and just recovery.

Whatever your child’s circumstances, you want to concentrating on giving your child with nourishment and joy, not scrambling to maneuver through a maze of complex legal processes. When you call our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we start working on your case immediately to deliver great results. We take care of all the documentation, communication and litigation so you can focus 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 path 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 minor, and as babies are still developing and growing quickly, some injuries can heal fairly fast. But whether the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you are entitled to maximum compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury was incurred because a doctor or medical institution in Lafayette County, MO broke the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the proper care they are required to.

Types of Birth Injuries

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that limits movement 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 may have an unusual gait but does not necessitate any particular assistance – or more severe, and your child may necessitate 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 comprehensive medical appointments, expensive evaluations and special equipment to help your child walk or complete other daily tasks. The Lafayette 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 associated with your birth injury.

The medical community is still researching the causes and potential 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 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 properly monitor if a child is in distress or if it is receiving enough oxygen to its blood supply.

If your baby develops cerebral palsy because a doctor did not adequately monitor them, Burger Law’s Lafayette County, MO birth injury attorneys will tackle your claim and ensure you collect the maximum compensation you deserve. If you are worried that your child is not meeting motor skill achievements and believe they may have cerebral palsy, it is important to immediately seek out your doctor, who will examine your child and may refer you to a specialist. You can also contact Missouri’s Early Intervention system for a free evaluation 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 Lafayette County, MO is at fault, call Burger Law straight away at (314) 500-HURT for your complimentary case evaluation with a professional Lafayette County, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the path to getting maximum compensation 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 occurs as a result of damage to the brachial plexus – the network of nerves in the shoulder that directs movement and sensation in the upper extremities – during delivery. It limits 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 happen 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 type 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 lead to permanent nerve damage. Luckily, in the majority of cases, the infant will regain range of motion within a few months, and there are specific exercises you can practice with your child to help maintain range of motion while he or she heals. Whatever the extent of the injury or and the price of the medical care, the Lafayette County, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will ensure 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 baby’s shoulder or shoulders cannot easily pass through the mother during delivery, it results in a birth injury complication known as shoulder dystocia. Most of the time, the baby is born without serious incident, and treatment may entail merely moving the mother’s and baby's position during labor. However, neglecting to notice or correctly treat shoulder dystocia can result in fracture, 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, get in touch with our Lafayette County, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT today.

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 see a bulge on your child’s head, which most often dissipates after a few weeks. The condition is usually minor, however, there are some atypical problems that can appear. Cephalohematoma can increase your infant’s risk of jaundice or anemia, and your baby may necessitate a blood transfusion or other treatments.

Bruising, Lacerations, Soft Tissue Injuries or Fractures

Bruises and cuts are typically minor birth injuries that babies recover from rapidly. Nonetheless, they lead to extra medical bills and undeserved stress for the parents. Many times a baby can be bruised or cut by complications in the birth process. For example, if the baby is oversized or labor is excessively long, the baby spends too much time pressed against the mother’s pelvis and can be harmed.

Obviously, broken bones are much more serious and can hurt your baby in more serious ways. While broken bones during birth can cause long-term or lifelong disability, typically they heal relatively rapidy as children are rapidly and constantly developing new bone. Regardless, a broken bone during labor results in unimaginable pain for your infant and mental distress for you. The delivering doctor must observe the circumstances of the 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 may have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will insist that you receive the compensation you and your, child deserve while holding the at-fault doctor responsible.

Sometimes there are measures a Lafayette County, MO doctor should have taken but did not, and other times the doctor incorrectly used delivery tools or used too much force during the delivery. In that case, it is imperative to call our birth injury attorneys in Lafayette County, MO immediately to go through your options. Contact us today for a free case review.

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 instances, the mother is injured because of a doctor’s substandard care. For example, high blood pressure before or during birth can point to preeclampsia, which can cause seizures. If you had a seizure while giving birth after a doctor did not notice your high blood pressure, you are owed damages and our birth injury attorneys will insist 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, devastation, trauma and more. In the most tragic cases, you and your child may have to face the possibility of your child never being able to take part in common Lafayette County, MO childhood activities or needing special medical necessities for the rest 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 be awarded maximum compensation you and your family deserve, you require veteran birth injury attorneys in Lafayette County, MO on your case. Burger Law’s team of birth injury lawyers can help.

It is important to understand that there are several possible causes of birth injuries that do not have to do with medical negligence or substandard care. For example, many Lafayette 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 might have been the best method of treatment and in others, it might not have been. That depends on your unique circumstances. Each patient and each birth is different and individual cases vary greatly.

Our Lafayette County, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has seen every sort of birth injury lawsuit and will help you understand if the standard of care you were given is below that which a competent doctor would have given you. Our network of Lafayette County, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the specific elements of your case, calculate the value of your damages and conclusively demonstrate the medical professional’s negligence in affording you and your child substandard care so that we can get you the best possible compensation to make you and your child whole.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Doctors, healthcare professionals and Lafayette County, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, otherwise called medical malpractice insurance. Like any Lafayette County, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, trick, and deceive you with complicated and misleading legal vernacular. The skilled 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 guarantee they are held accountable and give you the best possible compensation you are entitled to. Medical malpractice cases in Lafayette County, MO can be tricky, but our birth injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience arguing and winning birth injury cases and will obtain the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you are owed.

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

  1. Determine 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 doctor breached the industry standard of care that a capable physician in the same field would have given you. Burger Law’s network of Lafayette 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 Lafayette County, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this instance, neonatal care—to write an affidavit supporting the fact that the care you were provided was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will procure 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 negligible, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s birthing techniques or inaction directly caused the injury. You require a Burger Law Lafayette County, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the doctor's negligence caused a birth injury that has hurt you and your family.

Burger law’s dedicated team of Lafayette County, 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 health of you and your child.

The Lafayette 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 child sustained a birth injury, it is expected to feel an array of emotions: scared, confused, mad and heartbroken. If the birth injury happens because of medical malpractice, Burger Law will stand by your side to fight for your full compensation and put you on the road to recovery. Our unwavering Lafayette County, MO birth injury lawyers will take up your suit and work tirelessly for you, from our first consultation until we win your lawsuit. Allow us to 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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