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Birth Injury Attorneys Pike County, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Pike County, MO. After the pain 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 Pike County, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT to talk about your birth injury case for free and learn how we can help you recover 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 suffers a birth injury at any time during or shortly after your pregnancy, it can be upsetting and painful. It can be particularly maddening when the birth injury happened due to negligent or improper medical care. If your child was harmed because of a doctor’s substandard care, Burger Law’s Pike County, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight for you to get the financial compensation you and your family deserve to preserve you and your family's future and start on the journey to recovery. Call our Pike 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 Pike County, 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 babies a year. Birth injuries are the cause of around two percent of neonatal deaths. Such injuries can include fractures or disorders that have an effect on a child's development or cognitive abilities.

Many Pike County, MO attorneys may have experience in medical malpractice suits, but not in birth injury cases or with the certain birth injury you or your child experienced. 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 certain that we will fight for you until you get a full recovery.

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

If you think that you or your child was injured owing to a doctor’s negligence or breach of care, then it is imperative to pursue the aid of seasoned birth injury attorneys in Pike County, MO. Parenting a child in Pike County, MO already comes with a ton of costs and stressors including food, clothing, school supplies and more. Add to that the prospect 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 ought to be wondering when your child will outgrow their pajamas, not when they will require a replacement wheelchair because a doctor did not follow the rules.

The knowledgeable Pike County, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will calculate your complete damages, including the dollar amount of any potential future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your committed birth injury attorney will insist that you collect a complete and just recovery.

Whatever your child’s circumstances, you want to concentrating on supplying your child with nourishment and delight, not attempting to maneuver through a maze of serpentine legal procedures. When you call our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we start working on your case right away to get you the best possible 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 expert birth injury lawyers will deliver maximum compensation and get you and your family on the journey 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 quickly, many injuries can heal rather quickly. Whether or not the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you deserve a full recovery for your medical costs, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury was incurred because a doctor or medical institution in Pike County, MO broke 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 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 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 might have an awkward gait but does not require any special assistance – or more severe, and your child may necessitate special equipment to walk or not be able to walk at all. Diagnosing and treating cerebral palsy involves closely watching your child’s development, and that can include exhaustive medical appointments, expensive tests and special equipment to help your child walk or carry out other daily functions. The Pike County, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law demand that the liable party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages connected to your birth injury.

The medical world is still discovering more about 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 takes place during birth, it is often because a doctor or nurse who was delivering the baby was negligent. Doctors need to adequately 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 Pike County, MO birth injury attorneys will take on your suit and ensure you receive the best possible compensation you deserve. If you are worried that your child is not meeting motor skill benchmarks and believe they may have cerebral palsy, it is essential to immediately seek out 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 examination if your child has yet to turn three. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you feel a medical professional in Pike County, MO is responsible, call Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT for your free case review with a professional Pike County, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the path to getting a full recovery and safeguarding the future of you and your child.

Brachial Plexus Injuries and Erb’s Palsy

Brachial plexus injuries are a type of birth injury that results from damage to the brachial plexus – the group of nerves in the shoulder that directs movement and feeling in the upper extremities – during birth. It hinders the motion of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by excessive stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, usually when the infant’s head is stretched to the side. This can happen because the baby was too large to pass through the mother safely, irregular 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 variety of brachial plexus injury where the arm is weak and the shoulder joint lacks range of motion. Some severe cases include the tearing of the nerves and can cause permanent nerve damage. Luckily, in most cases, movement will return within a few months, and there are specific exercises you can do with your child to help maintain range of motion as he or she is recovering. Regardless of the scope of the injury or and the price of the medical care, the Pike County, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will ensure that you receive maximum compensation and that the careless party’s insurance company pays every dime they owe.

Shoulder Dystocia

When the baby’s shoulder or shoulders cannot easily pass through the mother during labor, it causes a birth injury complication called shoulder dystocia. Most of the time, the infant is born safely, and treatment may include merely moving the mother’s and infant's position during delivery. However, neglecting to note or properly treat shoulder dystocia can result in fracture, 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, get in touch with our Pike County, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT at once.

Cephalohematoma

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 bulge on your child’s head, which usually dissipates in a few weeks. The condition is usually not serious, but, there are some uncommon problems that can arise. 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 most often minor birth injuries that heal quickly. Nevertheless, they lead to extra medical costs and unmerited concern for the parents. Oftentimes a baby can be bruised or cut by complications in the birth process. For example, if the baby is oversized or labor is excessively long, the baby spends too much time pushed up against the mother’s pelvis and can be hurt.

Clearly, broken bones 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, normally they heal comparatively rapidy as infants are rapidly and constantly growing new bone. Regardless, a broken bone during birth results in unimaginable pain for your infant and mental distress for you. The delivering doctor must notice the conditions of birth and take measures to protect the mother and child from harm. When the doctor neglects to care for you as the are required to, you could have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will demand that you are awarded the recovery you and your, baby deserve while holding the negligent doctor accountable.

Occasionally there are measures a Pike County, MO doctor should have implemented but failed to, and other times the doctor improperly used delivery tools or applied too much force during the delivery. In that instance, it is imperative to reach out to our birth injury attorneys in Pike County, MO immediately to go through your options. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.

Injury to the Mother

Sometimes, the mother or both the mother and child were harmed during delivery. The mother may experience heavy blood loss or other complications. In some instances, the mother is hurt because of a doctor’s negligence. 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 physician neglected to notice your high blood pressure, you are owed damages and our birth injury attorneys will insist that you are properly compensated.

Emotional Injury

Not all damages in birth injury cases can be calculated in dollars. If you or your child were hurt because of a negligent doctor, then you have experienced unmerited worry, stress, devastation, shock and more. In the most tragic cases, you and your child may have to accept the prospect of your child never being able to take part in common Pike County, MO childhood activities or needing 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 full recovery you and your child are entitled to, you need accomplished birth injury attorneys in Pike County, 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 Pike County, MO birth injuries happen when there is 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 might not have been. That depends on your unique birth. Each patient and each birth is different so is each individual case.

Our Pike County, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has seen every variety of birth injury claim 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 Pike County, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the circumstances of your birth injury, calculate the value of your injuries and prove the medical professional’s negligence in breaching their standard of care so that we can get you maximum compensation to make you and your child whole.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Doctors, healthcare professionals and Pike County, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, sometimes known as medical malpractice insurance. Like any Pike County, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, trick, and deceive you with labyrinthine and misleading legal jargon. The talented birth injury lawyers at Burger law will handle all communication and litigation for you and will stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to guarantee they are held responsible and give you the full recovery you are entitled to. Medical malpractice cases in Pike County, MO can be difficult, but our birth injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience arguing and winning birth injury suits and will get the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you deserve.

In order to triumph in a medical malpractice case, you must do three things:

  1. 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 physician gave you a substandard level of care that a capable physician in the same field would have given you. Burger Law’s network of Pike 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 Pike County, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this case, neonatal care—to write an affidavit agreeing that the care you experienced was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will obtain 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 must have a Burger Law Pike 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 Pike County, MO-based birth injury attorneys will be by your side every step of the way and take on all the legal work for you so you can spend your energy on the well-being of you and your child.

The Pike 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 expected to feel an array of emotions: frightened, confused, infuriated and woebegone. If the birth injury is incurred because of medical malpractice, Burger Law will stand by your side to fight for your complete recovery and put you on the road to recovery. Our resolute Pike County, MO birth injury lawyers will take on your case and work tirelessly for you, from our first case evaluation until we win your case. 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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