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Birth Injury Attorneys Nevada, MO
Birth Injury Attorneys in Nevada, MO. After the devastation of a birth injury, you need an seasoned lawyer you can trust and lean on to fight for your family in this difficult time. Call the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Nevada, 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 or your child's injuries. Allow our legal experts to help your family move forward and be made whole with a complete financial recovery.
When your child suffers a birth injury at any time during or shortly after your pregnancy, it can be upsetting and agonizing. It can be especially maddening when the birth injury happened because of negligent or improper medical care. If your child has been hurt because of a doctor’s substandard care, Burger Law’s Nevada, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to win the financial compensation you and your family deserve to secure you and your loved ones’ future and begin on the road to recovery. Call our Nevada, MO birth injury attorneys now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online to get your free consultation to see why hiring Burger Law is the first step to making you and your family whole again.
Birth Injuries in Nevada, MO
About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States suffer a serious birth injury, which is about one in every 9,714 children and 28,000 births a year. About two percent of neonatal deaths are because of birth injuries. Such injuries can include fractures or disorders that affect an infant’s development or cognition.
Many Nevada, MO attorneys may have seen some medical malpractice suits, but not necessarily birth injury cases or with the exact birth injury you or your child sustained. 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 confident that we will fight on your behalf until you get a full recovery.
Do I Need a Nevada, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?
If you think that you or your child was hurt because of a doctor’s negligence or substandard care, then it is necessary to pursue the help of veteran birth injury attorneys in Nevada, MO. Raising a child in Nevada, MO already comes with a mountain of expenses and concerns including food, clothing, school supplies and more. Add to that the prospect that your child could need months or years of medical treatment, rehabilitation or lifelong care, all because of a doctor’s negligence or careless actions. You deserve to be thinking about when your child will need new pajamas, not when they will require a replacement wheelchair because a doctor did not follow the rules.
The experienced Nevada, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will work out your complete damages, including the dollar figure of any possible future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your devoted birth injury attorney will fight until you receive a full and just recovery.
Whatever your child’s circumstances, you want to focus on providing your child with nourishment and joy, not trying to maneuver through a labyrinth of complicated legal procedures. When you reach out to our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we get started on your case at once to deliver 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 expert birth injury lawyers will maximize your 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.
Luckily, many birth injuries are minor, and as babies are still developing and growing rapidly, many injuries can heal rather fast. Regardless of whether the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you deserve a full recovery for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury happened because a doctor or medical institution in Nevada, MO broke the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the proper care they owed.
Types of Birth Injuries
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 may walk awkwardly but not require any special 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 diligently watching your child’s development, and that can include comprehensive medical appointments, costly evaluations and special equipment to help your child walk or carry out other basic tasks. The Nevada, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law demand that the liable party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages related to your birth injury.
The medical world is still learning about the causes and possible risk factors of cerebral palsy. They do know it is caused by abnormal development of the brain while the brain is still developing, which can happen 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 getting enough oxygen to its blood supply.
If they fail to do so and your baby develops cerebral palsy as a result, Burger Law’s Nevada, MO birth injury attorneys will tackle your lawsuit and make certain that you collect the full compensation you are owed. If you are upset that your child is not meeting motor skill milestones and think they might have cerebral palsy, it is essential to immediately seek out your doctor, who will examine your child and may send you to a specialist. You can also contact Missouri’s Early Intervention system for a free examination if your child is less than three years old. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you feel a medical professional in Nevada, MO is to blame, call Burger Law right away at (314) 500-HURT for your free case evaluation with a professional Nevada, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the journey to receiving maximum compensation and safeguarding the future of you and your family.
Brachial Plexus Injuries and Erb’s Palsy
Brachial plexus injuries are a type of birth injury that happens as a result of damage to the brachial plexus – the network of nerves in the shoulder that controls movement and sensation in the upper extremities – during delivery. It limits the use 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 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 pulled to hard and too long on the infant during delivery. Erb’s Palsy is a kind of brachial plexus injury where the upper extremities are weak and unable to move normally. Some severe cases include the tearing of the nerves and can cause lifelong nerve damage. Fortunately, in most cases, movement will return within a few months, and there are special exercises you can practice with your child to help retain movement as he or she is recovering. Whatever the scope of the injury or and the cost of the medical treatment, the Nevada, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will ensure that you recover maximum compensation and that the responsible party’s insurance company pays every dollar they owe.
When the infant'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 infant is born without serious incident, and treatment may mean merely moving the mother’s and fetus’s position during labor. However, failure to see or adequately 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, contact our Nevada, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT straight away.
This birth injury takes place when blood builds up between a baby’s scalp and the skull because of damaged blood vessels during labor or delivery. You will observe swelling on your child’s head, which commonly dissipates after a few weeks. The condition is usually not serious, however, there are some rare complications that can arise. Cephalohematoma can increase your baby’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 rapidly. Nevertheless, they lead to extra medical bills and unmerited stress for the parents. Oftentimes a baby can be bruised or cut by complications in the birth process. For instance, if the baby is oversized or the birth 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 do much more harm. While a fracture during birth can lead to long-term or lifelong disability, normally they heal comparatively rapidy as babies are rapidly and constantly growing new bone. Regardless, a fracture during birth leads to unthinkable pain for your baby and mental distress for you. The delivering doctor must observe the conditions of birth and take measures to protect the mother and child from injury. When the doctor neglects to care for you as the are required to, you might have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will demand that you collect the compensation you and your, child deserve while holding the at-fault doctor responsible.
Many times there are steps a Nevada, MO doctor should have taken but neglected to, and other times the doctor improperly used delivery tools or applied too much force during labor. In that case, it is important to get in touch with our birth injury attorneys in Nevada, MO today to go over your options. Contact us today for a complimentary case review.
Injury to the Mother
Occasionally, the mother or both the mother and child sustained injuries during delivery. The mother may experience substantial 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 birth can point to preeclampsia, which can result in seizures. If you had a seizure while giving birth after a doctor did not recognize your high blood pressure, you are entitled to damages and our birth injury attorneys will fight to make certain 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 undeserved 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 enjoy normal Nevada, MO childhood games or needing special medical necessities 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 get the full recovery you and your family are entitled to, you need experienced birth injury attorneys in Nevada, 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 a breach of care. For example, many Nevada, 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 may have been the best method of treatment and in others, it may not have been. That depends on your unique birth. Each patient and each birth is different so is each individual case.
Our Nevada, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has seen every type 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 Nevada, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the particulars of your claim, determine the value of your damages and prove the physicians’s negligence in breaching their standard of care so that we can get you the best possible compensation to make you and your family whole.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Doctors, healthcare professionals and Nevada, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, commonly known as medical malpractice insurance. Like any Nevada, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, mislead, and swindle you with labyrinthine and misleading legal gibberish. The talented birth injury lawyers at Burger law will take up all communication and litigation for you and will stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to ensure they are held responsible and give you the best possible recovery you are owed. Medical malpractice cases in Nevada, MO can be tough, but our birth injury attorneys have over two years of experience fighting and winning birth injury claims and will obtain the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you are entitled to.
In order to succeed in a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must do three things:
- Determine and prove negligence. Not all cases of birth complications or birth injury are due to a doctor’s negligence. You must prove that the doctor 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 Nevada, MO physicians and medical experts will help judge if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
- Get a letter of support. You will need to hire a Nevada, 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 obtain your letter of support.
- Conclusively demonstrate that negligence caused the injury. 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 responsible, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s behavior or inaction directly led to the harm. You require a Burger Law Nevada, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the doctor's negligence caused a birth injury that has damaged you and your child.
Burger law’s dedicated team of Nevada, MO-based birth injury attorneys will be 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.
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Call Our St. Louis Birth Injury Attorneys Today
If your baby experienced a birth injury, it is understandable to feel a range of emotions: frightened, confused, mad and heartbroken. If the birth injury happens 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 tenacious Nevada, MO birth injury lawyers will take up your suit and work around the clock for you, from initial case review until we win your case. Let us 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.