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Birth Injury Attorneys Lincoln County, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Lincoln County, MO. After the agony of a birth injury, you need an seasoned lawyer you can trust and lean on to fight for your family in this terrible moment. Get in touch with the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Lincoln County, 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. 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 traumatizing and gut-wrenching. It can be particularly maddening when the birth injury is the result of negligent or errant medical care. If your child was hurt because a doctor did not give you the care you and your child deserved, Burger Law’s Lincoln County, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight for you to get the financial recovery you and your family are entitled to to protect you and your family's future and start on the journey to recovery. Call our Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, MO

About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States sustain a serious birth injury, which is about one in every 9,714 children and 28,000 births a year. Birth injuries are responsible for around two percent of neonatal deaths. Such injuries can include fractures or disorders that have an effect on a child's development or cognitive abilities.

Many Lincoln County, MO attorneys may have experience in medical malpractice suits, but not in birth injury cases or with the particular birth injury you or your child experienced. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have experience with every variety of birth injury and know every type of birth injury claim, and you can be certain that we will fight for you until you get the best possible.

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

If you think that you or your child was injured because of a doctor’s negligence or breach of care, then you must turn to the aid of seasoned birth injury attorneys in Lincoln County, MO. Rearing a child in Lincoln County, MO already comes with a mountain of expenses and concerns including food, clothing, school supplies and more. Add to that the prospect 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 deserve to be wondering when your child will need new pajamas, not when they might need a replacement wheelchair because a doctor disregarded the rules.

The knowledgeable Lincoln County, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will quantify your complete damages, including the dollar figure of any probable future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your devoted birth injury attorney will fight until you collect a full and fair recovery.

Whatever your child’s circumstances, you want to focus on providing your child with nourishment and delight, not trying to navigate a maze of serpentine legal processes. When you call our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we get started on your case right away to deliver the best possible results. We oversee all the documentation, communication and litigation so you can concentrate on you and your child’s physical and emotional well-being. Our expert 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.

Thankfully, many birth injuries are minor, 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 deserve maximum compensation for your medical costs, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury occurred because a doctor or medical institution in Lincoln County, MO broke the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the proper care they should have.

Kinds 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 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 might walk awkwardly but not need any particular help – or more severe, and your child might require special equipment to walk or not be able to walk at all. Diagnosing and treating cerebral palsy involves closely following your child’s development, and that can include extensive medical appointments, costly tests and special equipment to help your child walk or complete other basic tasks. The Lincoln County, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law insist that the negligent party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages associated with your birth injury.

The medical world is still discovering more about the causes and possible risk factors of cerebral palsy. They do know it happens because of 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, it is often because a doctor or nurse who was delivering the baby was negligent. Doctors need to correctly 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 sufficiently monitor them, Burger Law’s Lincoln County, MO birth injury attorneys will take on your lawsuit and ensure you are awarded the full recovery you are owed. If you are worried that your child is not meeting movement achievements and believe they might have cerebral palsy, it is key to immediately seek out your doctor, who will evaluate your child and may send 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 feel a medical professional in Lincoln County, MO is at fault, call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT for your complimentary case evaluation with a qualified Lincoln County, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the journey to collecting a full recovery and protecting the future of you and your child.

Brachial Plexus Injuries and Erb’s Palsy

Brachial plexus injuries are a type of birth injury that occurs as a result of damage to the brachial plexus – the group of nerves in the shoulder that is in charge of movement and feeling in the upper extremities – during birth. It impedes the use of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by excessive stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, normally when the infant’s head is stretched to the side. This can happen because the baby was too large to pass through the mother safely, atypical 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 involve the tearing of the nerves and can result in lifelong nerve damage. Luckily, in most cases, movement will return within a few months, and there are specific exercises you can do with your child to help retain range of motion as he or she is recovering. Whatever the extent of the injury or and the price of the medical expenses, the Lincoln County, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make certain that you recover great compensation and that the liable party’s insurance company reimburses you every dime 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 called shoulder dystocia. In most cases, the infant is born without serious incident, and treatment may mean merely moving the mother’s and infant's position during labor. However, neglecting to see 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, get in touch with our Lincoln County, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT immediately.

Cephalohematoma

This birth injury happens when blood gathers between a baby’s scalp and the skull because of damaged blood vessels during labor or delivery. You will observe a bulge on your infant’s head, which commonly goes away in a few weeks. The condition is usually mild, however, there are several atypical problems that can emerge. 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 heal quickly. Still, they lead to extra medical expenses and undeserved concern for the parents. It is not uncommon that a baby can be bruised or cut by complications in the birth process. For example, if the baby is oversized or labor takes a long time, the baby spends too much time pushed up against the mother’s pelvis and can be hurt.

Obviously, broken bones are much more serious and can hurt your baby in more serious ways. While a fracture during delivery can lead to long-term or lifelong disability, typically they heal comparatively rapidy as children are rapidly and constantly growing new bone. Either way, a fracture during delivery causes unthinkable pain for your infant and mental anguish for you. The delivering doctor must notice the conditions of birth and take precautions to protect the mother and child from injury. When the doctor fails to act as the are required to, you could 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 negligent doctor responsible.

Sometimes there are steps a Lincoln County, MO doctor should have taken but failed to, and other times the doctor improperly used delivery tools or used too much force during birth. In that case, it is imperative to reach out to our birth injury attorneys in Lincoln County, MO now to discuss your options. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Injury to the Mother

Occasionally, the mother or both the mother and child were injured during labor. The mother may experience heavy blood loss or other complications. In some cases, the mother is harmed because of a doctor’s negligence. For example, high blood pressure before or during birth can indicate 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 owed damages and our birth injury attorneys will insist that you are fairly 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 undeserved worry, stress, heartbreak, shock and more. In the most tragic cases, you and your child may have to confront the possibility of your child never being able to enjoy typical Lincoln County, MO childhood activities or needing special medical needs for the remainder 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 collect the full recovery you and your family are entitled to, you require seasoned birth injury attorneys in Lincoln 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 are not connected to medical negligence or a breach of care. For instance, many Lincoln County, MO birth injuries take place in the event of 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 circumstances. Each patient and each birth is different so is each individual case.

Our Lincoln County, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has experience with every sort of birth injury suit and will help you decide if the standard of care you were treated with is below that which a competent doctor would have given you. Our network of Lincoln County, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the particulars of your case, determine 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 family whole.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Doctors, healthcare professionals and Lincoln County, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, sometimes called medical malpractice insurance. Like any Lincoln County, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, trick, and deceive you with labyrinthine and misleading legal vernacular. The skilled birth injury lawyers at Burger law will manage all communication and litigation for you and will stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to guarantee they are held responsible and give you the maximum compensation you deserve. Medical malpractice cases in Lincoln County, MO can be tricky, but our birth injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience arguing and winning birth injury lawsuits and will get the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you are owed.

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

  1. Determine and prove negligence. Not all cases of birth complications or birth injury are owing to a doctor’s negligence. You must prove that the physician gave you a substandard level of care that a capable physician in the same field would have treated you with. Burger Law’s network of Lincoln County, MO physicians and medical experts will help judge if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
  2. Get a affidavit of support. You will need to hire a Lincoln 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 acquire your letter of support.
  3. Conclusively demonstrate that negligence caused the harm. 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 negligible, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s behavior or inaction directly caused the harm. You need a Burger Law Lincoln County, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the defendant's negligence caused a birth injury that has damaged you and your child.

Burger law’s dedicated team of Lincoln County, MO-based birth injury attorneys will stand by your side every step of the way and handle all the legal work for you so you can concentrate your energy on the health of you and your child.

The Lincoln 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 received a birth injury, it is expected to feel a range of emotions: terrified, confused, infuriated and woebegone. If the birth injury happens because of medical malpractice, Burger Law will stand by your side to fight for your complete compensation and put you on the road to recovery. Our unflinching Lincoln County, MO birth injury lawyers will take on your lawsuit and work around the clock for you, from initial case review until we win your suit. Allow us to help you safeguard 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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