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Birth Injury Attorneys Town & Country, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Town & Country, 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. Call the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Town & Country, 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 receive full 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 at any time during or shortly after your pregnancy, it can be traumatizing and painful. It can be incredibly maddening when the birth injury is the result of negligent or incorrect medical care. If your child has been harmed because a doctor did not give you the care they owed you and your child, Burger Law’s Town & Country, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight for you to win the financial recovery you and your family deserve to secure you and your loved ones’ future and begin on the path to recovery. Call our Town & Country, 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 Town & Country, MO

About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States suffer a serious birth injury, which makes up about one in every 9,714 children and 28,000 infants a year. Birth injuries are the cause of around two percent of neonatal deaths. Examples of such birth injuries are fractures or disorders that affect an infant’s development or cognitive abilities.

Many Town & Country, 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 sustained. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have seen every variety 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 complete recovery.

Do I Need a Town & Country, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?

If you believe that you or your child was injured owing to a doctor’s negligence or substandard care, then it is essential to pursue the aid of accomplished birth injury attorneys in Town & Country, MO. Having a child in Town & Country, MO already comes with a ton of costs and stressors including food, clothing, school supplies and more. Add to that the likelihood 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 outgrow their pajamas, not when they will need a replacement wheelchair because a doctor did not follow the rules.

The skilled Town & Country, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will quantify your complete damages, including the dollar sum of any possible future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your committed birth injury attorney will insist that you recover a complete and just recovery.

Whatever your child’s injuries, you want to focus on providing your child with nourishment and delight, not scrambling to navigate a labyrinth of complicated legal processes. When you reach out to our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we begin work on your case at once to deliver great results. We manage 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 deliver maximum 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 quickly, many injuries can heal quite fast. But whether the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you are owed the best possible compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury happened because a doctor or medical institution in Town & Country, MO broke the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the proper 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 special 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 monitoring your child’s development, and that can include comprehensive medical appointments, costly tests and special equipment to help your child walk or carry out other daily tasks. The Town & Country, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law insist that the responsible party pays for all of your past, present and future medical damages connected to your birth injury.

The medical world is still researching the causes and potential 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 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 Town & Country, MO birth injury attorneys will tackle your lawsuit and make certain that you collect the full recovery you deserve. If you are concerned that your child is not meeting motor skill milestones and believe they may have cerebral palsy, it is important to immediately reach out to 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 examination if your child has yet to turn three. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you suspect a medical professional in Town & Country, MO is responsible, call Burger Law immediately at (314) 500-HURT for your free consultation with a professional Town & Country, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the path to receiving a full recovery and protecting 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 network of nerves in the shoulder that controls movement and feeling in the upper extremities – during delivery. It impedes the movement of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by excessive stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, typically when the infant’s head is stretched to the side. This can take place 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 infant during delivery. Erb’s Palsy is a variety of brachial plexus injury where the arm is weak and the shoulder joint lacks range of motion. Some grave cases involve the tearing of the nerves and can lead to permanent nerve damage. Fortunately, in most cases, the child will regain movement within a few months, and there are specific exercises you can practice with your baby to help retain range of motion as he or she is recovering. Regardless of the extent of the injury or and the cost of the medical treatment, the Town & Country, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make sure that you are awarded great compensation and that the liable party’s insurance company pays every dime they owe.

Shoulder Dystocia

When the fetus's shoulder or shoulders get stuck inside the mother’s pelvis during birth, it causes a birth injury complication known as shoulder dystocia. In most cases, the infant is born safely, and treatment may mean merely moving the mother’s and fetus’s position during labor. However, neglecting to see or adequately treat shoulder dystocia can cause 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 Town & Country, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT right away.

Cephalohematoma

This birth injury takes place 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 see a bulge on your infant’s head, which typically disappears in a few weeks. The condition is usually minor, but, there are a few uncommon complications that can emerge. 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 infants recover from rapidly. However, they lead to extra medical costs and unwarranted 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 the delivery 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 child in more serious ways. While broken bones during birth can lead to long-term or lifelong disability, typically they heal relatively rapidy as infants are rapidly and constantly growing new bone. Regardless, a fracture during birth causes inconceivable pain for your baby and mental anguish for you. The delivering doctor must notice the conditions of birth and take precautions to protect the mother and child from harm. When the doctor neglects to act as the are required to, you may have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will fight to get you the recovery you and your, loved one deserve while holding the careless doctor accountable.

Often there are measures a Town & Country, MO doctor should have implemented but neglected to, and other times the doctor improperly used delivery tools or applied too much force during labor. In that instance, it is important to contact our birth injury attorneys in Town & Country, MO today to go through your options. Contact us today for a complimentary case evaluation.

Injury to the Mother

Sometimes, the mother or both the mother and child sustained injuries during delivery. The mother may experience excessive 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 labor 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 owed 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 unmerited worry, anxiety, heartbreak, shock and more. In the most tragic cases, you and your child may have to deal with the chances of your child never being able to enjoy common Town & Country, MO childhood activities or needing special medical requirements 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 collect the full recovery you and your child are owed, you need talented birth injury attorneys in Town & Country, 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 are unrelated to medical negligence or substandard care. For example, many Town & Country, 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 could not have been. That depends on your unique situation. Each patient and each birth is different so is each individual case.

Our Town & Country, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has experience with every category of birth injury claim and will help you determine if the standard of care you received is less than that which a competent doctor would have given you. Our network of Town & Country, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the particulars of your birth injury, calculate the value of your damages and prove the physicians’s negligence in affording you and your child substandard care so that we can get you maximum compensation to make you and your family whole.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Doctors, healthcare professionals and Town & Country, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, also called medical malpractice insurance. Like any Town & Country, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, mislead, and deceive you with complicated and misleading legal gibberish. 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 ensure they are held accountable and give you the maximum compensation you deserve. Medical malpractice cases in Town & Country, MO can be hard, but our birth injury attorneys have over two years of experience fighting and winning birth injury claims and will get the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you deserve.

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

  1. Assign and prove negligence. Not all instances of birth complications or birth injury are due to a doctor’s negligence. You must prove that the physician gave you a substandard level of care that a competent physician in the same field would have provided you. Burger Law’s network of Town & Country, MO physicians and medical experts will help understand if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
  2. Get a affidavit of support. You will need to hire a Town & Country, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this case, neonatal care—to write a letter agreeing that the care you were provided 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 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 negligible, and you will have to prove that the doctor’s behavior or inaction directly led to the injury. You need a Burger Law Town & Country, 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 Town & Country, MO-based birth injury attorneys will be 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.

The Town & Country, 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 sustained a birth injury, it is understandable to feel a range of emotions: terrified, confused, mad 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 tenacious Town & Country, MO birth injury lawyers will take up your suit and work around the clock for you, from our first consultation 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 (314) 500-HURT or by filling out this form.

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