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Birth Injury Attorneys Old Jamestown, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Old Jamestown, MO. After the pain of a birth injury, you need an experienced lawyer you can trust and depend on to fight for your family in this horrible time. Get in touch with the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Old Jamestown, 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 collect the best possible 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 suffers a birth injury at any time during or shortly after your pregnancy, it can be upsetting and heartbreaking. It can be especially infuriating when the birth injury is the result of negligent or improper medical care. If your child has been harmed because of a doctor’s breach of care, Burger Law’s Old Jamestown, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight by your side to receive the financial compensation you and your family are entitled to to safeguard you and your loved ones’ future and begin on the journey to recovery. Call our Old Jamestown, 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 Old Jamestown, 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 infants a year. About two percent of neonatal deaths are because of birth injuries. Such injuries can include fractures or disorders that have an effect on a child's development or cognitive abilities.

Many Old Jamestown, MO attorneys may have experience in medical malpractice suits, but not necessarily birth injury cases or with the specific birth injury you or your child suffered. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have experience with every kind of birth injury and know every type of birth injury lawsuit, and you can be sure that we will fight by your side until you get a full recovery.

Do I Need a Old Jamestown, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?

If you suspect that you or your child was hurt owing to a doctor’s negligence or substandard care, then you must turn to the aid of accomplished birth injury attorneys in Old Jamestown, MO. Parenting a child in Old Jamestown, MO already comes with a ton of expenditures 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 outgrow their pajamas, not when they will outgrow their wheelchair because a doctor broke the rules.

The talented Old Jamestown, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will figure out your complete damages, including the dollar figure of any possible future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your committed birth injury attorney will fight until you receive a complete and fair recovery.

Whatever your child’s injuries, you want to concentrating on providing your child with nourishment and happiness, not struggling to maneuver through a web of serpentine legal procedures. When you contact our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we start working on your case at once to get you the best possible results. We take care of 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 charge no attorney's fees until we win your case.

Thankfully, many birth injuries are minor, and as babies are still developing and growing quickly, many injuries can heal pretty fast. Whether or not the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you are entitled to the best possible recovery for your medical costs, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury occurred because a doctor or medical institution in Old Jamestown, MO did not respect the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the professional care they should have.

Kinds of Birth Injuries

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a movement disorder and the most common form of birth injury that affects about 4 in 1,000 children. There are three kinds 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 necessitate any particular assistance – or more serious, 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 extensive medical appointments, costly tests and special equipment to help your child walk or complete other daily functions. The Old Jamestown, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law demand that the at-fault party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages connected to your birth injury.

The medical community is still learning about the causes and potential 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 occur 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 getting enough oxygen to its blood supply.

If your child develops cerebral palsy because a doctor did not correctly monitor them, Burger Law’s Old Jamestown, MO birth injury attorneys will take on your claim and make certain that you receive the maximum recovery you deserve. If you are anxious that your child is not meeting movement benchmarks and think they may have cerebral palsy, it is important to immediately contact your doctor, who will examine your child and might send you to a specialist. You can also contact Missouri’s Early Intervention system for a free evaluation if your child has yet to turn three. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you suspect a medical professional in Old Jamestown, MO is to blame, call Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT for your free case evaluation with a qualified Old Jamestown, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the path to receiving a full recovery and safeguarding the future of you and your child.

Brachial Plexus Injuries and Erb’s Palsy

Brachial plexus injuries are a category 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 sensation in the arms and hands – during delivery. It impedes the use of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by excessive stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, ordinarily when the baby’s head is stretched to the side. This can occur because the baby was very large, atypical birthing presentations such as buttocks first or because a doctor pulled to hard and too long on the baby 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 permanent nerve damage. Thankfully, in most cases, the baby will regain movement within a few months, and there are specific exercises you can do with your child to help maintain movement while he or she heals. Regardless of the extent of the injury or and the price of the medical expenses, the Old Jamestown, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make sure that you recover maximum compensation and that the liable party’s insurance company reimburses you every dollar they owe.

Shoulder Dystocia

When the baby’s shoulder or shoulders cannot easily pass through the mother during birth, it causes a birth injury complication called shoulder dystocia. Most of the time, the infant is born safely, and treatment may include simply moving the mother’s and baby's position during delivery. However, failure to note or properly treat shoulder dystocia can cause fracture, lack of oxygen, Erb's palsy, or substantial loss of blood for the mother. If any of these conditions occurred during your child’s birth, contact our Old Jamestown, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT straight away.

Cephalohematoma

This birth injury occurs when there is a collection of blood between a baby’s scalp and the skull as the result of damaged blood vessels during labor or delivery. You will notice a bump on your infant’s head, which typically goes away within a few weeks. The condition is usually not serious, nevertheless, there are a few rare complications that can come up. 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 heal rapidly. Still, they lead to extra medical bills and unwarranted concern for the parents. It is not uncommon that a baby can be bruised or cut by complications during delivery. For example, if the baby is oversized or labor is excessively long, the baby spends too much time pressed against the mother’s pelvis and can be hurt.

Clearly, fractures are much more sever and can hurt your baby in more serious ways. While a fracture during labor can lead to long-term or lifelong disability, usually they heal comparatively quickly as babies are rapidly and perpetually developing new bone. Regardless, a broken bone during birth leads to unimaginable pain for your infant and mental distress for you. The delivering doctor must note the conditions of birth and take steps to protect the mother and child from harm. When the doctor fails to behave as the are required to, you could have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will fight to get you the recovery you and your, baby deserve while holding the at-fault doctor responsible.

Many times there are measures a Old Jamestown, MO doctor should have utilized but did not, and other times the doctor incorrectly used delivery tools or applied too much force during the delivery. In that case, it is essential to contact our birth injury attorneys in Old Jamestown, MO immediately to discuss your options. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.

Injury to the Mother

Sometimes, the mother or both the mother and child were injured during delivery. The mother may experience excessive blood loss or other complications. In some instances, the mother is injured because of a doctor’s substandard care. 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 neglected to observe your high blood pressure, you are entitled to damages and our birth injury attorneys will fight to make sure you are fairly compensated.

Emotional Injury

Not all damages in birth injury cases are quantifiable. If you or your child were hurt because of medical malpractice, then you have experienced unwarranted worry, stress, devastation, trauma and more. In the most devastating cases, you and your child may have to confront the prospect of your child never being able to take part in typical Old Jamestown, MO childhood activities or having 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 receive the best possible compensation you and your family deserve, you need veteran birth injury attorneys in Old Jamestown, 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 are unrelated to medical negligence or a breach of care. For example, many Old Jamestown, MO birth injuries happen in the event of 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 may not have been. That depends on your unique situation. Each patient and each birth is different and individual cases differ greatly.

Our Old Jamestown, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has seen every kind of birth injury claim and will help you decide if the standard of care you were treated with is less than that which a capable doctor would have given you. Our network of Old Jamestown, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the specific elements of your case, determine the value of your injuries 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 child whole.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Doctors, healthcare professionals and Old Jamestown, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, sometimes called medical malpractice insurance. Like any Old Jamestown, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, mislead, and defraud you with complicated and misleading legal vernacular. 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 accountable and give you the full compensation you are owed. Medical malpractice cases in Old Jamestown, MO can be tricky, but our birth injury attorneys have over two years of experience trying and winning birth injury cases and will get the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you deserve.

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

  1. Assign and demonstrate negligence. Not all cases of birth complications or birth injury are the result of a doctor’s negligence. You must prove that the physician gave you a substandard level of care that a capable doctor in the same field would have given you. Burger Law’s network of Old Jamestown, MO physicians and medical experts will help decide if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
  2. Get a letter of support. You will need to hire a Old Jamestown, 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 given was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will acquire your letter of support.
  3. 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 at fault, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s behavior or inaction directly led to the harm. You must have a Burger Law Old Jamestown, 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 Old Jamestown, MO-based birth injury attorneys will be by your side throughout the entire process and manage all the legal work for you so you can spend your energy on the well-being of you and your child.

The Old Jamestown, 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 child experienced a birth injury, it is expected to feel an array of emotions: frightened, confused, mad and heartbroken. If the birth injury occurs because of medical malpractice, Burger Law will stand by your side to fight for your complete recovery and put you on the path to recovery. Our determined Old Jamestown, MO birth injury lawyers will take up your claim and work around the clock for you, from initial consultation until we win your suit. Let us help you safeguard 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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