Birth Injury Attorneys Pacific, MO
Birth Injury Attorneys in Pacific, 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 horrible time. Get in touch with the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Pacific, MO right away at to discuss your birth injury case for free and find out what we will do to help you receive 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 experiences a birth injury at any time during or shortly after your pregnancy, it can be traumatizing and gut-wrenching. It can be especially maddening when the birth injury is the result of negligent or incorrect medical care. If your child was hurt because a doctor did not give you the care they owed you and your child, Burger Law’s Pacific, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight for you to win the financial recovery you and your family are entitled to to secure you and your family's future and begin on the journey to recovery. Call our Pacific, MO birth injury attorneys now at 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 Pacific, MO
About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States experience a grave birth injury, which equals about one in every 9,714 children and 28,000 infants a year. About two percent of neonatal deaths are the result of birth injuries. Such injuries can include fractures or disorders that affect a child's development or cognition.
Many Pacific, MO attorneys may have experience in medical malpractice suits, but possibly not birth injury cases or with the certain birth injury you or your child experienced. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have experience with every category of birth injury and know every type of birth injury case, and you can be sure that we will fight for you until you get a full recovery.
Do I Need a Pacific, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?
If you think that you or your child was hurt owing to a doctor’s negligence or substandard care, then you must seek the aid of seasoned birth injury attorneys in Pacific, MO. Parenting a child in Pacific, MO already comes with an abundance of costs and concerns 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 due to a doctor’s negligence or careless actions. You deserve to be thinking about when your child will need new pajamas, not when they will outgrow their wheelchair because a doctor disregarded the rules.
The accomplished Pacific, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will quantify your complete damages, including the dollar figure of any likely future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your committed birth injury attorney will fight until you recover a full and just recovery.
Whatever your child’s injuries, you want to concentrating on giving your child with nourishment and jubilation, not struggling to navigate a web of complicated legal processes. When you contact our birth injury attorneys at , we get started on your case at once to deliver the best possible results. We oversee all the documentation, communication and litigation so you can spend your energy on you and your child’s physical and emotional well-being. Our skilled birth injury lawyers will maximize your compensation and get you and your family on the path to recovery. We finance your case so you will not have to pay any fees until we win your case.
Fortunately, many birth injuries are minor, and as babies are still developing and growing rapidly, many injuries can heal pretty quickly. Whether or not the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you are entitled to a full recovery for your medical costs, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury happened because a doctor or medical institution in Pacific, 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 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:
- 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 have an unusual gait but does not require any extra assistance – or more severe, and your child may 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 exhaustive medical appointments, expensive evaluations and special equipment to help your child walk or complete other basic functions. The Pacific, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law demand that the negligent party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages connected to your birth injury.
The medical community is still discovering more 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 take place 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 they fail to do so and your child develops cerebral palsy as a result, Burger Law’s Pacific, MO birth injury attorneys will take on your claim and make certain that you receive the full recovery you are entitled to. If you are concerned that your child is not meeting motor skill benchmarks and believe they might have cerebral palsy, it is imperative to immediately reach out to 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 consultation if your child has yet to turn three. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you suspect a medical professional in Pacific, MO is responsible, call Burger Law immediately at for your free consultation with a qualified Pacific, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the path to receiving maximum compensation and safeguarding the future of you and your child.
Brachial Plexus Injuries and Erb’s Palsy
Brachial plexus injuries are a kind of birth injury that results from damage to the brachial plexus – the group of nerves in the shoulder that controls movement and feeling in the arms and hands – during delivery. It hinders the movement of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by too much stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, usually 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 infant during delivery. 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 result in permanent nerve damage. Thankfully, in the majority of cases, range of motion will return within a few months, and there are certain exercises you can do with your baby to help retain range of motion as he or she is recovering. Regardless of the scope of the injury or and the price of the medical expenses, the Pacific, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make certain that you collect great compensation and that the liable party’s insurance company pays every dime they owe.
When the fetus's shoulder or shoulders cannot easily pass through the mother during birth, it causes a birth injury complication known as shoulder dystocia. Most of the time, the infant is born safely, and treatment may mean merely moving the mother’s and fetus’s position during birth. However, failure to observe or adequately treat shoulder dystocia can lead to 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, call our Pacific, MO birth injury attorneys at immediately.
This birth injury happens when there is a collection of blood between a baby’s scalp and the skull because of damaged blood vessels during labor or delivery. You will see a bump on your baby’s head, which usually disappears within a few weeks. The condition is usually minor, however, there are some rare issues that can surface. Cephalohematoma can increase your infant’s risk of jaundice or anemia, and your baby may need 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 bills and unmerited worry for the parents. Many times 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 pushed up against the mother’s pelvis and can be hurt.
Obviously, fractures are much more grave 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. Either way, a broken bone during birth results in unimaginable pain for your baby and mental distress for you. The delivering doctor must observe the circumstances of the birth and take steps to protect the mother and child from injury. When the doctor does not act 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, child deserve while holding the negligent doctor responsible.
Occasionally there are steps a Pacific, MO doctor should have implemented but neglected to, and other times the doctor incorrectly used delivery tools or used too much force during the delivery. In that instance, it is important to reach out to our birth injury attorneys in Pacific, MO straight away to discuss your options. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Injury to the Mother
Occasionally, the mother or both the mother and child sustained injuries during birth. The mother may experience heavy blood loss or other complications. In some cases, the mother is hurt because of a doctor’s carelessness. For example, high blood pressure before or during delivery can point to preeclampsia, which can cause seizures. If you had a seizure while giving birth after a doctor neglected to note your high blood pressure, you are entitled to damages and our birth injury attorneys will fight to make sure you are justly compensated.
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, anxiety, heartbreak, shock and more. In the most tragic cases, you and your child may have to face the prospect of your child never being able to take part in common Pacific, MO childhood games or needing special medical necessities 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 be awarded the full recovery you and your family are entitled to, you need veteran birth injury attorneys in Pacific, 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 do not have to do with medical negligence or substandard care. For instance, many Pacific, 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 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 Pacific, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has experience with every kind of birth injury lawsuit and will help you decide if the standard of care you were given is less than that which a competent doctor would have given you. Our network of Pacific, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the circumstances of your claim, determine the value of your injuries and conclusively demonstrate 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
Physicians, healthcare professionals and Pacific, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, commonly called medical malpractice insurance. Like any Pacific, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, mislead, and defraud 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 guarantee they are held accountable and give you the best possible compensation you deserve. Medical malpractice cases in Pacific, MO can be tough, but our birth injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience fighting and winning birth injury cases and will acquire 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 achieve three things:
- Determine and demonstrate negligence. Not all instances of birth complications or birth injury are the result of a doctor’s negligence. You must prove that the doctor breached the industry standard of care that a competent doctor in the same field would have treated you with. Burger Law’s network of Pacific, MO physicians and medical experts will help determine if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
- Get a affidavit of support. You will need to hire a Pacific, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this case, neonatal care—to write a letter saying that the care you were given was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will procure 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 birthing techniques or inaction directly led to the injury. You must have a Burger Law Pacific, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the physician's negligence caused a birth injury that has hurt you and your family.
Burger law’s dedicated team of Pacific, MO-based birth injury attorneys will fight by your side throughout the entire process and handle all the legal work for you so you can spend your energy on the health of you and your child.
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If your child experienced a birth injury, it is understandable to feel a whole spectrum of emotions: scared, confused, mad and grief-stricken. 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 unwavering Pacific, MO birth injury lawyers will take on your claim and work tirelessly for you, from initial case review until we win your claim. Allow us to help you protect you and your child’s future. Get a free case review today by calling us at or by filling out this form.