Birth Injury Attorneys Lafayette County, MO
Birth Injury Attorneys in Lafayette County, MO. After the trauma of a birth injury, you need an accomplished lawyer you can trust and count on to fight for your family in this difficult time. Reach out to the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Lafayette County, MO right away at to discuss your birth injury case for free and find out what we will do to help you recover full compensation for your damages. Let our legal professionals 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 especially infuriating when the birth injury is the result of negligent or incorrect medical care. If your child has been harmed because a doctor did not give you the care they owed you and your child, Burger Law’s Lafayette County, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to receive the financial recovery you and your family deserve to preserve you and your family's future and begin on the journey to recovery. Call our Lafayette County, MO birth injury attorneys now at 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 makes up 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. Such injuries can include fractures or disorders that affect a child's development or cognitive abilities.
Many Lafayette County, MO attorneys may have seen some medical malpractice suits, but not necessarily birth injury cases or with the certain 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 case, and you can be confident that we will fight on your behalf until you get full.
Do I Need a Lafayette County, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?
If you believe that you or your child was injured due to a doctor’s negligence or substandard care, then you need to turn to the help of accomplished birth injury attorneys in Lafayette County, MO. Rearing a child in Lafayette County, MO already comes with an overabundance of costs and stressors 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 ought to be wondering when your child will need new jacket, not when they will outgrow their wheelchair because a doctor disregarded the rules.
The knowledgeable Lafayette County, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will calculate your complete damages, including the dollar sum of any potential future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your dedicated birth injury attorney will demand that you collect a full and just recovery.
Whatever your child’s injuries, you want to focus on supplying your child with nourishment and joy, not scrambling to maneuver through a labyrinth of complicated legal processes. When you reach out to our birth injury attorneys at , we get started on your case straight away to get you the best possible results. We handle all the documentation, communication and litigation so you can focus on you and your child’s physical and emotional well-being. Our talented 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.
Luckily, many birth injuries are not serious, and as babies are still developing and growing quickly, some injuries can heal pretty quickly. But whether the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you deserve the best possible 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 professional care they are required to.
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 types 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 awkward gait but does not necessitate any extra assistance – or more severe, and your child might need special equipment to walk or not be able to walk at all. Diagnosing and treating cerebral palsy involves closely watching your child’s development, and that can include exhaustive medical appointments, costly evaluations and special equipment to help your child walk or complete other basic tasks. The Lafayette County, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law demand that the responsible party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages accompanying your birth injury.
The medical world is still discovering more about 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 happen 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 properly 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 Lafayette County, MO birth injury attorneys will tackle your claim and ensure you collect the full recovery you are owed. If you are concerned that your child is not meeting motor skill landmarks and suspect they might have cerebral palsy, it is imperative 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 is still under three years of age. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you think a medical professional in Lafayette County, MO is responsible, call Burger Law today at for your complimentary case review with a professional Lafayette County, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the road 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 category of birth injury that happens as a result of damage to the brachial plexus – the group of nerves in the shoulder that controls movement and sensation in the upper extremities – during delivery. It restricts the motion of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by excessive stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, most often when the baby’s head is stretched to the side. This can occur because the baby was too large to pass through the mother safely, 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 involve the tearing of the nerves and can cause lifelong nerve damage. Thankfully, in the majority of cases, the child will regain movement within a few months, and there are particular exercises you can do with your baby to help retain range of motion while he or she heals. Whatever the extent of the injury or and the cost of the medical treatment, the Lafayette County, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will ensure that you receive great compensation and that the careless party’s insurance company pays every dime they owe.
When the baby’s shoulder or shoulders cannot easily pass through the mother during delivery, it leads to a birth injury complication known as shoulder dystocia. Most of the time, the infant is born safely, and treatment may entail merely moving the mother’s and infant's position during labor. However, neglecting to observe or adequately 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 Lafayette County, MO birth injury attorneys at at once.
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 bulge on your infant’s head, which most often goes away after a few weeks. The condition is usually minor, but, there are a few atypical complications that can come up. 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 usually minor birth injuries that heal rapidly. However, they lead to extra medical expenses and unwarranted worry for the parents. Oftentimes a baby can be bruised or cut by complications during delivery. 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 hurt.
Clearly, fractures are much more serious and can do much more harm. While a fracture during delivery can cause long-term or lifelong disability, usually they heal comparatively quickly as babies are rapidly and constantly growing new bone. Either way, a fracture during delivery leads to unimaginable pain for your baby and mental anguish for you. The delivering doctor must notice the circumstances of the birth and take precautions to protect the mother and child from injury. When the doctor fails to care for you as the are obligated to, you might have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you and your, loved one deserve while holding the careless doctor responsible.
Often 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 labor. In that instance, it is essential to contact our birth injury attorneys in Lafayette County, MO today to go through your options. Contact us today for a complimentary 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 cases, the mother is injured because of a doctor’s negligence. For example, high blood pressure before or during delivery can indicate preeclampsia, which can result in 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 insist that you are properly compensated.
Not all damages in birth injury cases are quantifiable. If you or your child were hurt because of medical malpractice, then you have experienced unmerited worry, stress, heartbreak, shock and more. In the worst cases, you and your child may have to confront the prospect of your child never being able to take part in common Lafayette County, MO childhood games 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 the full recovery you and your child are owed, 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 realize that there are several possible causes of birth injuries that are not connected to medical negligence or substandard care. For instance, many Lafayette County, MO birth injuries occur 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 might not have been. That depends on your unique labor. Each patient and each birth is different so is each individual case.
Our Lafayette County, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has seen every category of birth injury suit and will help you determine if the standard of care you were given is less than 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 birth injury, calculate the value of your damages and conclusively demonstrate the doctor’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 Lafayette County, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, also called medical malpractice insurance. Like any Lafayette County, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, mislead, and defraud you with serpentine and misleading legal jargon. The savvy birth injury lawyers at Burger law will handle all communication and litigation for you and will stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to ensure they fulfill their duty and give you the full compensation you deserve. Medical malpractice cases in Lafayette County, MO can be hard, but our birth injury attorneys have over two years of experience trying and winning birth injury cases and will get the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you are owed.
In order to win a medical malpractice case, you must do three things:
- 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 physician gave you a substandard level of care that a capable doctor in the same field would have given you. Burger Law’s network of Lafayette County, MO physicians and medical experts will help understand if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
- Get a letter of support. You will need to hire a Lafayette County, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this case, neonatal care—to write an affidavit supporting the fact 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.
- Conclusively demonstrate that negligence caused the harm. 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 responsible, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s behavior or inaction directly led to the injury. You need 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 harmed you and your family.
Burger law’s dedicated team of Lafayette County, MO-based birth injury attorneys will stand by your side every step of the way and take care of all the legal work for you so you can spend 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.
Call Our St. Louis Birth Injury Attorneys Today
If your child sustained a birth injury, it is understandable to feel a range of emotions: frightened, confused, angry and woebegone. If the birth injury is incurred because of medical malpractice, Burger Law will stand by your side to fight for your maximum recovery and put you on the path to recovery. Our determined Lafayette County, MO birth injury lawyers will take up your lawsuit and work endlessly for you, from our first case review until we win your suit. Let us help you safeguard you and your child’s future. Get a free case review today by calling us at or by filling out this form.