Protecting your child's future Birth Injury Attorneys Lamar, MO Birth Injury Attorneys in Lamar, MO. After the trauma of a birth injury, you need an accomplished lawyer you can trust and depend on to fight for your family in this difficult moment. Call the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Lamar, 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 be awarded the best possible 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 before, during or after delivery, it can be upsetting and painful. It can be even more enraging when the birth injury is the result of negligent or improper medical care. If your child has been harmed because a doctor did not give you the care you and your child deserved, Burger Law’s Lamar, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight by your side to win the financial compensation you and your family are entitled to to secure you and your family's future and begin on the journey to recovery. Call our Lamar, 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 Lamar, MO About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States sustain a serious birth injury, which equals about one in every 9,714 children and 28,000 infants a year. Birth injuries are responsible for around two percent of neonatal deaths. Examples of such birth injuries are fractures or disorders that impact an infant’s development or brain function. Many Lamar, MO attorneys may have experience in medical malpractice suits, but maybe not birth injury cases or with the particular 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 certain that we will fight on your behalf until you get full. Do I Need a Lamar, MO Birth Injury Lawyer? If you suspect that you or your child was harmed because of a doctor’s negligence or substandard care, then you need to pursue the help of accomplished birth injury attorneys in Lamar, MO. Having a child in Lamar, MO already comes with a plethora of costs and concerns including food, clothing, school supplies and more. Add to that the possibility that your child could need months or years of medical care, rehabilitation or lifelong care, all owing to a doctor’s negligence or careless actions. You should be thinking about when your child will need new pajamas, not when they will outgrow their wheelchair because a doctor broke the rules. The skilled Lamar, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will determine your complete damages, including the dollar sum of any likely future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your devoted birth injury attorney will demand that you receive a full and just recovery. Whatever your child’s circumstances, you want to concentrating on providing your child with nourishment and delight, not scrambling to maneuver through a labyrinth of convoluted legal processes. 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 oversee all the documentation, communication and litigation so you can spend your energy 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. Fortunately, many birth injuries are not serious, and as babies are still developing and growing quickly, some injuries can heal rather quickly. Whether or not the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you are owed the best possible recovery for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury was incurred because a doctor or medical institution in Lamar, MO broke the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the standard of care they owed. Kinds of Birth Injuries Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that affects motor skills and the most common form of birth injury that affects about 4 in 1,000 children. There are three kinds 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 might walk awkwardly but not necessitate any extra assistance – or more serious, and your child may necessitate special equipment to walk or not be able to walk at all. Diagnosing and treating cerebral palsy involves closely observing your child’s development, and that can include comprehensive medical appointments, pricey tests and special equipment to help your child walk or carry out other daily tasks. The Lamar, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law insist that the liable party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages associated with your birth injury. The medical world is still researching the causes and possible 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 occur before, during or shortly after birth. When it takes place during birth, many times is is 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 your child develops cerebral palsy because a doctor did not adequately monitor them, Burger Law’s Lamar, MO birth injury attorneys will take on your lawsuit and make certain that you are awarded the best possible compensation you are entitled to. If you are nervous that your child is not meeting movement landmarks and think they might have cerebral palsy, it is essential 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 still under three years of age. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you suspect a medical professional in Lamar, MO is at fault, call Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT for your free case review with a qualified Lamar, 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 kind of birth injury that results from damage to the brachial plexus – the network of nerves in the shoulder that is in charge of movement and feeling in the upper extremities – during delivery. It impedes the use of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by too much stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, normally when the infant’s head is stretched to the side. This can take place because the baby was too large to pass through the mother safely, 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 cause permanent nerve damage. Luckily, in most cases, range of motion will return within a few months, and there are certain exercises you can do with your child to help retain movement while he or she heals. Whatever the extent of the injury or and the price of the medical expenses, the Lamar, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will ensure that you are awarded great compensation and that the careless party’s insurance company reimburses you every dollar they owe. Shoulder Dystocia When the baby’s shoulder or shoulders get stuck inside the mother’s pelvis during labor, it results in a birth injury complication known as shoulder dystocia. In the majority of cases, the infant is born without serious incident, and treatment may include just moving the mother’s and infant's position during delivery. However, neglecting to notice or correctly treat shoulder dystocia can cause fracture, lack of oxygen, Erb's palsy, or extreme loss of blood for the mother. If any of these conditions occurred during your child’s birth, call our Lamar, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT at once. Cephalohematoma This birth injury takes place when blood gathers 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 commonly dissipates after a few weeks. The condition is usually not serious, however, there are some uncommon problems that can emerge. Cephalohematoma can increase your infant’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 most often minor birth injuries that children recover from rapidly. However, they lead to extra medical expenses and undeserved concern for the parents. Often a baby can be bruised or cut by complications in the birth process. For example, if the baby is oversized or the delivery takes a long time, the baby spends too much time pressed against the mother’s pelvis and can be hurt. Obviously, broken bones are much more serious and can do much more harm. While broken bones during delivery can cause long-term or lifelong disability, usually they heal relatively quickly as children are rapidly and perpetually developing new bone. Either way, a broken bone during delivery results in unimaginable pain for your baby and mental anguish for you. The delivering doctor must notice the circumstances of the birth and take steps to protect the mother and child from injury. When the doctor fails to care for you as the are required to, you could have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will insist that you are awarded the compensation you and your, family deserve while holding the at-fault doctor accountable. Often there are steps a Lamar, MO doctor should have taken but failed to, and other times the doctor improperly used delivery tools or applied too much force during labor. In that instance, it is imperative to get in touch with our birth injury attorneys in Lamar, MO at once to go through your options. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation. Injury to the Mother Occasionally, the mother or both the mother and child were harmed during birth. The mother may experience excessive blood loss or other complications. In some instances, the mother is hurt because of a doctor’s breach of care. For example, high blood pressure before or during birth can indicate preeclampsia, which can cause 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 demand that you are properly compensated. Emotional Injury Not all damages in birth injury cases are quantifiable. If you or your child were hurt because of a negligent doctor, then you have experienced unmerited worry, anxiety, devastation, trauma and more. In the worst cases, you and your child may have to face the chances of your child never being able to take part in typical Lamar, MO childhood activities or needing special medical requirements for the remainder of their life. Getting the best possible compensation 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 Lamar, 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 are unrelated to medical negligence or substandard care. For example, many Lamar, MO birth injuries occur during 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 situation. Each patient and each birth is different and individual cases differ greatly. Our Lamar, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has seen every sort of birth injury claim 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 Lamar, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the circumstances of your case, calculate the value of your injuries and conclusively demonstrate the medical professional’s negligence in breaching their standard of care so that we can get you a full recovery to make you and your family whole. Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Physicians, healthcare professionals and Lamar, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, commonly called medical malpractice insurance. Like any Lamar, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, trick, and defraud you with complicated and misleading legal jargon. The talented 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 responsible and give you the maximum recovery you are entitled to. Medical malpractice cases in Lamar, MO can be hard, but our birth injury attorneys have over two years of experience trying and winning birth injury suits 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: Assign and demonstrate negligence. Not all instances of birth complications or birth injury are due to a doctor’s negligence. You must prove that the doctor breached the industry standard of care that a competent doctor in the same field would have provided you. Burger Law’s network of Lamar, MO physicians and medical experts will help decide if there was negligence, and prove it in your case. Get a letter of support. You will need to hire a Lamar, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this case, neonatal care—to write a letter supporting the fact that the care you were given was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will procure your letter of support. Prove 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 negligible, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s birthing techniques or inaction directly caused the harm. You need a Burger Law Lamar, 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 Lamar, 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 concentrate your energy on the health of you and your child. The Lamar, 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. 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