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Birth Injury Attorneys O'Fallon, MO
Birth Injury Attorneys in O'Fallon, MO. After the anguish of a birth injury, you need an seasoned 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 O'Fallon, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT to talk about your birth injury case for free and find out what we will do to help you be awarded 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 before, during or after delivery, it can be upsetting and painful. It can be incredibly enraging when the birth injury is the result of negligent or incorrect medical care. If your child was injured because a doctor did not give you the care you and your child deserved, Burger Law’s O'Fallon, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight for you to win the financial recovery you and your family are entitled to to preserve you and your loved ones’ future and start on the road to recovery. Call our O'Fallon, MO birth injury attorneys now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online to get your free case review to see why hiring Burger Law is the first step to making you and your family whole again.
Birth Injuries in O'Fallon, MO
About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States suffer a severe birth injury, which is 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. Examples of such birth injuries are fractures or disorders that affect an infant’s development or cognition.
Many O'Fallon, 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 suffered. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have experience with every category of birth injury and know every type of birth injury lawsuit, and you can be certain that we will fight for you until you get the best possible.
Do I Need a O'Fallon, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?
If you think that you or your child was hurt owing to a doctor’s negligence or substandard care, then it is imperative to turn to the aid of accomplished birth injury attorneys in O'Fallon, MO. Rearing a child in O'Fallon, MO already comes with a plethora 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 deserve to be thinking about when your child will outgrow their pajamas, not when they might need a replacement wheelchair because a doctor disregarded the rules.
The skilled O'Fallon, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will quantify your complete damages, including the dollar sum of any probable future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your devoted birth injury attorney will fight until you are awarded a complete and just recovery.
Whatever your child’s circumstances, you want to focus on giving your child with nourishment and joy, not trying to navigate a maze 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 great 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 deft 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.
Luckily, many birth injuries are not serious, and as babies are still developing and growing rapidly, many injuries can heal pretty quickly. Regardless of 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 occurred because a doctor or medical institution in O'Fallon, MO disregarded the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the standard of care they should have.
Kinds 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 categories 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 have an awkward gait but does not necessitate any extra help – 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 keeping an eye on your child’s development, and that can include extensive medical appointments, costly evaluations and special equipment to help your child walk or complete other daily functions. The O'Fallon, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law demand that the negligent party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages associated with your birth injury.
The medical community 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 at any time during the pregnancy or birth. When it happens during birth, many times is is 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 baby develops cerebral palsy because a doctor did not adequately monitor them, Burger Law’s O'Fallon, MO birth injury attorneys will tackle your claim and ensure you collect the maximum compensation you are entitled to. If you are worried that your child is not meeting movement achievements and think they might have cerebral palsy, it is imperative to immediately contact 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 evaluation if your child is still under three years of age. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you feel a medical professional in O'Fallon, MO is responsible, call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT for your free case evaluation with a professional O'Fallon, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the path to collecting 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 group of nerves in the shoulder that controls movement and sensation in the arms and hands – during birth. It impedes the motion of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by too much 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, abnormal 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 upper extremities are weak and unable to move normally. Some grave cases involve the tearing of the nerves and can result in lifelong nerve damage. Thankfully, in the majority of cases, the infant will regain range of motion within a few months, and there are specific exercises you can practice 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 care, the O'Fallon, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will ensure that you collect the best possible compensation and that the liable party’s insurance company pays every dime they owe.
When the infant's shoulder or shoulders cannot easily pass through the mother during labor, it causes a birth injury complication called shoulder dystocia. In the majority of cases, the infant is born safely, and treatment may include merely moving the mother’s and baby's position during delivery. However, failure to notice or adequately treat shoulder dystocia can cause 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, call our O'Fallon, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT now.
This birth injury takes place when blood pools between a baby’s scalp and the skull as the result of damaged blood vessels during labor or delivery. You will see a bulge on your child’s head, which most often dissipates in a few weeks. The condition is usually minor, nevertheless, there are some atypical issues that can surface. Cephalohematoma can increase your child’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 usually minor birth injuries that heal quickly. Still, they lead to extra medical expenses and unwarranted worry for the parents. Oftentimes a baby can be bruised or cut by complications in the birth process. For instance, if the baby is too large for the mother or the birth is excessively long, the baby spends too much time pressed against the mother’s pelvis and can be hurt.
Obviously, fractures are much more serious and can do much more harm. While a fracture during labor can lead to long-term or lifelong disability, typically they heal comparatively quickly as children are rapidly and perpetually developing new bone. Regardless, a fracture during labor leads to inconceivable 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 neglects to behave as the are required to, you may have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will insist that you get the recovery you and your, child deserve while holding the careless doctor responsible.
Sometimes there are steps a O'Fallon, MO doctor should have utilized but did not, and other times the doctor incorrectly used delivery tools or used too much force during the delivery. In that case, it is imperative to get in touch with our birth injury attorneys in O'Fallon, MO now to go through your options. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Injury to the Mother
Sometimes, the mother or both the mother and child received injuries during delivery. 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 birth can point to preeclampsia, which can cause seizures. If you had a seizure while giving birth after a doctor failed to observe your high blood pressure, you are entitled to damages and our birth injury attorneys will fight to make certain you are justly compensated.
Not all damages in birth injury cases are quantifiable. If you or your child were hurt because of a careless doctor, then you have experienced unwarranted worry, stress, heartbreak, trauma and more. In the worst cases, you and your child may have to accept the possibility of your child never being able to take part in common O'Fallon, MO childhood activities 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 be awarded the best possible compensation you and your child are entitled to, you need accomplished birth injury attorneys in O'Fallon, MO on your case. Burger Law’s team of birth injury lawyers can help.
It is important to realize that there are several potential causes of birth injuries that are not connected to medical negligence or substandard care. For example, many O'Fallon, MO birth injuries take place during 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 O'Fallon, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has seen every category of birth injury lawsuit and will help you decide if the standard of care you were given is below that which a capable doctor would have given you. Our network of O'Fallon, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the details of your case, calculate the value of your injuries and prove the doctor’s negligence in breaching their standard of care so that we can get you the best possible compensation to make you and your child whole.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Doctors, healthcare professionals and O'Fallon, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, also called medical malpractice insurance. Like any O'Fallon, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, trick, and swindle you with serpentine and misleading legal jargon. 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 make sure they fulfill their obligation and give you the maximum recovery you deserve. Medical malpractice cases in O'Fallon, MO can be hard, but our birth injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience trying and winning birth injury lawsuits and will obtain the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you are owed.
In order to win a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must achieve three things:
- Assign and demonstrate negligence. Not all cases 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 capable doctor in the same field would have treated you with. Burger Law’s network of O'Fallon, 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 O'Fallon, 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 acquire your letter of support.
- 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 responsible, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s actions or inaction directly caused the harm. You need a Burger Law O'Fallon, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the physician's negligence caused a birth injury that has harmed you and your family.
Burger law’s dedicated team of O'Fallon, 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 focus your energy on the well-being of you and your child.
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If your child received a birth injury, it is understandable to feel an array of emotions: frightened, confused, angry and grief-stricken. If the birth injury occurs because of medical malpractice, Burger Law will stand by your side to fight for your maximum recovery and put you on the road to recovery. Our unflinching O'Fallon, MO birth injury lawyers will take up your claim and work endlessly for you, from initial case evaluation 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.