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Birth Injury Attorneys South St. Louis County, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in South St. Louis County, MO. After the devastation of a birth injury, you need an accomplished lawyer you can trust and depend on to fight for your family in this difficult moment. Get in touch with the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in South St. Louis County, 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 be awarded 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 before, during or after delivery, it can be upsetting and heartbreaking. It can be particularly enraging when the birth injury is the result of negligent or errant medical care. If your child was injured because a doctor did not give you the care you and your child deserved, Burger Law’s South St. Louis County, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight by your side to receive the financial recovery you and your family deserve to protect you and your family's future and begin on the road to recovery. Call our South St. Louis 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 South St. Louis County, MO

About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States sustain a grave birth injury, which makes up 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 impact a child's development or cognitive abilities.

Many South St. Louis County, MO attorneys may have experience in medical malpractice suits, but possibly not birth injury cases or with the exact birth injury you or your child sustained. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have seen every kind of birth injury and know every type of birth injury claim, and you can be certain that we will fight by your side until you get a full recovery.

Do I Need a South St. Louis County, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?

If you feel that you or your child was harmed due to a doctor’s negligence or substandard care, then it is crucial to turn to the aid of accomplished birth injury attorneys in South St. Louis County, MO. Having a child in South St. Louis County, MO already comes with an abundance of expenses and stressors including food, clothing, school supplies and more. Add to that the likelihood that your child could need months or years of medical treatment, rehabilitation or lifelong care, all due to a doctor’s negligence or careless actions. You should be wondering when your child will need new pajamas, not when they will outgrow their wheelchair because a doctor did not follow the rules.

The experienced South St. Louis County, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will calculate your complete damages, including the dollar sum of any potential future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your committed birth injury attorney will fight until you receive a full and just recovery.

Whatever your child’s injuries, you want to focus on giving your child with nourishment and delight, not scrambling to navigate a web of serpentine legal procedures. When you contact our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we begin work on your case straight away to get you great 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 skilled 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.

Thankfully, many birth injuries are not serious, and as babies are still developing and growing rapidly, many injuries can heal fairly fast. Regardless of whether the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you are entitled to a full recovery for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury happened because a doctor or medical institution in South St. Louis County, MO broke the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the proper care they should have.

Types 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 may have an unusual gait but does not require any special help – or more serious, and your child might need special equipment to walk or not be able to walk at all. Diagnosing and treating cerebral palsy involves diligently keeping an eye on your child’s development, and that can include exhaustive medical appointments, costly tests and special equipment to help your child walk or carry out other daily functions. The South St. Louis County, 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 accompanying 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 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 adequately 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 South St. Louis County, MO birth injury attorneys will tackle your claim and ensure you are awarded the best possible recovery you deserve. If you are worried that your child is not meeting movement benchmarks and believe they may have cerebral palsy, it is important to immediately contact your doctor, who will evaluate 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 South St. Louis County, MO is responsible, call Burger Law immediately at (314) 500-HURT for your free case review with a professional South St. Louis County, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the journey 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 results from damage to the brachial plexus – the group of nerves in the shoulder that directs movement and feeling 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, typically 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, 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 type of brachial plexus injury where the arm is weak and the shoulder joint lacks range of motion. Some severe cases involve the tearing of the nerves and can lead to permanent nerve damage. Thankfully, in the majority of cases, the baby will regain range of motion within a few months, and there are particular exercises you can do with your baby to help maintain movement as he or she is recovering. Regardless of the extent of the injury or and the price of the medical treatment, the South St. Louis County, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make sure that you receive maximum compensation and that the responsible 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 results in a birth injury complication known as shoulder dystocia. Most of the time, the baby is born safely, and treatment may entail merely moving the mother’s and infant's position during labor. However, failure to notice or sufficiently treat shoulder dystocia can cause broken bones, 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, reach out to our South St. Louis County, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT today.

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 notice a bulge on your infant’s head, which most often goes away within a few weeks. The condition is usually minor, but, there are a few rare complications that can surface. Cephalohematoma can increase your child’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 babies recover from quickly. Still, they lead to extra medical expenses and unmerited concern for the parents. Many times a baby can be bruised or cut by complications during delivery. For example, if the baby is too large for the mother or the birth takes a long time, the baby spends too much time pressed against the mother’s pelvis and can be hurt.

Obviously, broken bones are much more serious and can do much more harm. While broken bones during labor can cause long-term or lifelong disability, typically they heal relatively quickly as infants are rapidly and perpetually developing new bone. Regardless, a broken bone during labor results in unimaginable pain for your baby and mental distress for you. The delivering doctor must notice the circumstances of the birth and take precautions to protect the mother and child from harm. When the doctor fails to care for you as the are obligated to, you could have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will insist that you get the compensation you and your, child deserve while holding the negligent doctor accountable.

Occasionally there are measures a South St. Louis County, MO doctor should have implemented but neglected to, and other times the doctor incorrectly 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 South St. Louis County, MO today to go through your options. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Injury to the Mother

Sometimes, the mother or both the mother and child received injuries during birth. The mother may experience heavy blood loss or other complications. In some cases, 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 did not observe your high blood pressure, you are owed damages and our birth injury attorneys will insist that you are justly compensated.

Emotional Injury

Not all damages in birth injury cases are quantifiable. If you or your child were hurt because of a negligent doctor, then you have experienced unwarranted worry, anxiety, devastation, trauma and more. In the worst cases, you and your child may have to confront the chances of your child never being able to enjoy common South St. Louis County, MO childhood activities 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 get the full recovery you and your child are owed, you require seasoned birth injury attorneys in South St. Louis County, MO on your case. Burger Law’s team of birth injury lawyers can help.

It is important to understand that there are several potential causes of birth injuries that are not connected to medical negligence or substandard care. For example, many South St. Louis County, MO birth injuries occur during a delayed birth (labor that lasts over 18 hours). In some instances of delayed birth, a Cesarean section might have been the best method of treatment and in others, it could not have been. That depends on your unique situation. Each patient and each birth is different so is each individual case.

Our South St. Louis County, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has seen every sort of birth injury lawsuit and will help you decide if the standard of care you received is below that which a competent doctor would have given you. Our network of South St. Louis County, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the specifics of your claim, calculate the value of your injuries and conclusively demonstrate the medical professional’s negligence in breaching their standard of care so that we can get you a full recovery to make you and your family whole.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Doctors, healthcare professionals and South St. Louis County, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, sometimes known as medical malpractice insurance. Like any South St. Louis County, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, trick, and deceive you with complex and misleading legal vernacular. The skilled 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 ensure they are held accountable and give you the best possible compensation you deserve. Medical malpractice cases in South St. Louis County, MO can be hard, but our birth injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience fighting and winning birth injury lawsuits and will obtain the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you deserve.

In order to triumph in a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must achieve three things:

  1. Determine and demonstrate negligence. Not all cases of birth complications or birth injury are because of 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 South St. Louis County, MO physicians and medical experts will help determine if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
  2. Get a letter of support. You will need to hire a South St. Louis County, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this case, neonatal care—to write a letter supporting the fact that the care you received was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will procure your letter of support.
  3. Prove 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 at fault, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s actions or inaction directly caused the injury. You need a Burger Law South St. Louis County, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the doctor's negligence caused a birth injury that has harmed you and your child.

Burger law’s dedicated team of South St. Louis County, MO-based birth injury attorneys will stand by your side throughout the entire process and handle all the legal work for you so you can focus your energy on the well-being of you and your child.

The South St. Louis 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.


Call Our St. Louis Birth Injury Attorneys Today

If your child received a birth injury, it is expected to feel an array of emotions: frightened, confused, infuriated and grief-stricken. If the birth injury happens because of medical malpractice, Burger Law will stand by your side to fight for your full recovery and put you on the path to recovery. Our tenacious South St. Louis County, MO birth injury lawyers will take on your lawsuit and work around the clock for you, from our first case review until we win your lawsuit. 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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