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Birth Injury Attorneys Montgomery County, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Montgomery County, MO. After the trauma of a birth injury, you need an experienced lawyer you can trust and count on to fight for your family in this difficult moment. Get in touch with the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Montgomery County, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your birth injury case for free and learn what we will do to help you recover the best possible compensation for your damages. Let our legal experts help your family move forward and be made whole with a complete financial recovery.

When your child suffers a birth injury before, during or after delivery, it can be upsetting and gut-wrenching. It can be incredibly infuriating when the birth injury happened because of negligent or errant medical care. If your child was harmed because of a doctor’s substandard care, Burger Law’s Montgomery County, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to receive the financial recovery you and your family are entitled to to preserve you and your loved ones’ future and begin on the road to recovery. Call our Montgomery County, MO birth injury attorneys now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online to get your complimentary case review to see why hiring Burger Law is the first step to making you and your family whole again.

Birth Injuries in Montgomery County, MO

About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States sustain a grave 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 because of birth injuries. Examples of such birth injuries are fractures or disorders that affect an infant’s development or brain function.

Many Montgomery County, MO attorneys may have experience in medical malpractice suits, but not necessarily birth injury cases or with the particular birth injury you or your child suffered. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have experience with every sort of birth injury and know every type of birth injury claim, and you can be sure that we will fight on your behalf until you get a full recovery.

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

If you believe that you or your child was harmed due to a doctor’s negligence or substandard care, then it is essential to pursue the help of accomplished birth injury attorneys in Montgomery County, MO. Rearing a child in Montgomery County, MO already comes with an abundance of expenses 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 should be thinking about when your child will need new pajamas, not when they will outgrow their wheelchair because a doctor disregarded the rules.

The talented Montgomery County, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will work out your complete damages, including the dollar sum of any probable future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your devoted birth injury attorney will demand that you are awarded a full and just recovery.

Whatever your child’s circumstances, you want to concentrating on providing your child with nourishment and happiness, not scrambling to maneuver through a maze of complex legal processes. When you reach out to our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we begin work on your case right away 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 journey to recovery. We charge no attorney's fees until we win your case.

Fortunately, many birth injuries are minor, and as babies are still developing and growing quickly, many injuries can heal rather fast. Whether or not the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you deserve the best possible recovery for your medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury occurred because a doctor or medical institution in Montgomery County, MO disregarded the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the proper care they should have.

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 may walk awkwardly but not require any special assistance – or more severe, and your child might necessitate special equipment to walk or not be able to walk at all. Diagnosing and treating cerebral palsy involves diligently watching your child’s development, and that can include exhaustive medical appointments, costly tests and special equipment to help your child walk or carry out other daily tasks. The Montgomery County, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law fight until the liable party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages accompanying your birth injury.

The medical world is still researching the causes and possible 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 before, during or shortly after 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 sufficiently 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 sufficiently monitor them, Burger Law’s Montgomery County, MO birth injury attorneys will take on your lawsuit and make certain that you get the maximum compensation you deserve. If you are nervous that your child is not meeting movement benchmarks and think they might have cerebral palsy, it is key to immediately reach out to 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 still under three years of age. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you suspect a medical professional in Montgomery County, MO is to blame, call Burger Law immediately at (314) 500-HURT for your free consultation with a qualified Montgomery County, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the journey to getting maximum compensation and protecting the future of you and your child.

Brachial Plexus Injuries and Erb’s Palsy

Brachial plexus injuries are a category 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 feeling in the upper extremities – during delivery. It restricts the movement of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by excessive stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, typically 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, 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 type 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 lead to lifelong nerve damage. Thankfully, in the majority of cases, the baby will regain movement within a few months, and there are certain exercises you can do with your baby to help retain range of motion while he or she heals. Whatever the scope of the injury or and the price of the medical expenses, the Montgomery County, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make certain that you collect maximum compensation and that the liable party’s insurance company reimburses you every dollar they owe.

Shoulder Dystocia

When the infant's shoulder or shoulders cannot easily pass through the mother during birth, it leads to a birth injury complication called shoulder dystocia. In most cases, the infant is born safely, and treatment may mean just moving the mother’s and baby's position during labor. However, neglecting to notice or adequately treat shoulder dystocia can result in broken bones, 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, get in touch with our Montgomery County, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT right away.

Cephalohematoma

This birth injury happens when blood pools between a baby’s scalp and the skull because of damaged blood vessels during labor or delivery. You will notice a bump on your child’s head, which commonly disappears within a few weeks. The condition is usually minor, however, 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 commonly minor birth injuries that infants recover from quickly. Nevertheless, they lead to extra medical bills and undeserved stress for the parents. Often a baby can be bruised or cut by complications in the birth process. For instance, if the baby is oversized or the delivery is excessively long, 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 hurt your infant in more serious ways. While broken bones during labor can cause long-term or lifelong disability, usually they heal comparatively quickly as babies are rapidly and perpetually growing new bone. Either way, a fracture during delivery results in unimaginable pain for your baby and mental anguish for you. The delivering doctor must notice the conditions of birth and take measures to protect the mother and child from injury. When the doctor does not treat you as the are required to, you might have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will fight to get you the recovery you and your, loved one deserve while holding the at-fault doctor accountable.

Occasionally there are steps a Montgomery County, MO doctor should have utilized but neglected to, and other times the doctor incorrectly used delivery tools or applied too much force during labor. In that instance, it is essential to call our birth injury attorneys in Montgomery County, MO at once to go through your options. Contact us today for a free case review.

Injury to the Mother

Sometimes, the mother or both the mother and child received injuries during birth. The mother may experience excessive blood loss or other complications. In some cases, the mother is harmed because of a doctor’s substandard care. For example, high blood pressure before or during delivery can be a symptom of preeclampsia, which can lead to seizures. If you had a seizure while giving birth after a doctor did not observe your high blood pressure, you are owed damages and our birth injury attorneys will demand that 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 negligent physician, then you have experienced unwarranted worry, anxiety, devastation, trauma 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 typical Montgomery County, 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 collect maximum compensation you and your child are entitled to, you need veteran birth injury attorneys in Montgomery County, 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 example, many Montgomery 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 could not have been. That depends on your unique situation. Each patient and each birth is different so is each individual case.

Our Montgomery County, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has seen every sort of birth injury case and will help you decide if the standard of care you received is below that which a competent doctor would have given you. Our network of Montgomery County, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the details of your case, determine the value of your damages and prove 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 Montgomery County, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, also called medical malpractice insurance. Like any Montgomery County, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, mislead, and deceive you with convoluted and misleading legal jargon. The skilled 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 responsible and give you the best possible recovery you are entitled to. Medical malpractice cases in Montgomery County, MO can be hard, but our birth injury attorneys have over two years of experience fighting and winning birth injury suits and will get the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you are entitled to.

In order to win a medical malpractice suit, you must do three things:

  1. Assign and prove negligence. Not all instances of birth complications or birth injury are because of a doctor’s negligence. You must prove that the doctor breached the industry standard of care that a capable doctor in the same field would have given you. Burger Law’s network of Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this case, neonatal care—to write a letter saying that the care you received 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 responsible, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s behavior or inaction directly led to the injury. You need a Burger Law Montgomery County, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the doctor's negligence caused a birth injury that has damaged you and your family.

Burger law’s dedicated team of Montgomery County, MO-based birth injury attorneys will be by your side throughout the entire process and take on all the legal work for you so you can focus your energy on the well-being of you and your child.

The Montgomery 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 suffered a birth injury, it is normal to feel a whole spectrum of emotions: scared, confused, infuriated and grief-stricken. If the birth injury is incurred because of medical malpractice, Burger Law will stand by your side to fight for your maximum compensation and put you on the path to recovery. Our unwavering Montgomery 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. 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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