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Birth Injury Attorneys Warren County, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Warren County, MO. After the devastation of a birth injury, you need an veteran lawyer you can trust and lean on to fight for your family in this terrible moment. Contact the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Warren County, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT to talk about your birth injury case for free and find out how we can help you recover full compensation for your damages. Allow our legal professionals 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 distressing and heartbreaking. It can be particularly infuriating when the birth injury is the result of negligent or errant medical care. If your child was harmed because of a doctor’s substandard care, Burger Law’s Warren County, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to receive the financial compensation you and your family deserve to safeguard you and your family's future and begin on the road to recovery. Call our Warren County, 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 Warren County, MO

About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States suffer a severe birth injury, which equals about one in every 9,714 children and 28,000 babies a year. Birth injuries are responsible for around two percent of neonatal deaths. Examples of such birth injuries are fractures or disorders that have an effect on a child's development or brain function.

Many Warren County, MO attorneys may have seen some medical malpractice suits, but possibly not birth injury cases or with the particular birth injury you or your child sustained. 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 on your behalf until you get maximum.

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

If you suspect that you or your child was hurt due to a doctor’s negligence or breach of care, then it is crucial to seek the help of experienced birth injury attorneys in Warren County, MO. Rearing a child in Warren County, MO already comes with an abundance of expenses 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 wondering when your child will outgrow their pajamas, not when they will outgrow their wheelchair because a doctor broke the rules.

The skilled Warren County, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will work out your complete damages, including the dollar figure of any probable future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your dedicated birth injury attorney will insist that you are awarded a full and fair recovery.

Whatever your child’s condition, you want to concentrating on supplying your child with nourishment and happiness, not scrambling to navigate a web of complicated legal processes. When you contact our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we begin work on your case immediately to get you great results. We oversee all the documentation, communication and litigation so you can concentrate on you and your child’s physical and emotional well-being. Our deft 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 not serious, and as babies are still developing and growing rapidly, many injuries can heal comparatively fast. Whether or not the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you deserve maximum compensation for your medical costs, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury was incurred because a doctor or medical institution in Warren County, 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 require any extra assistance – or more severe, and your child might need 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 extensive medical appointments, expensive tests and special equipment to help your child walk or complete other daily tasks. The Warren County, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law fight until the liable 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. They do know it is caused by abnormal development of the brain while the brain is still developing, which can happen before, during or shortly after birth. When it occurs during birth, it is often because a doctor or nurse who was delivering the baby was negligent. Doctors need to properly monitor if a child is in distress or if it is receiving enough oxygen to its blood supply.

If your baby develops cerebral palsy because a doctor did not properly monitor them, Burger Law’s Warren County, MO birth injury attorneys will tackle your claim and make certain that you are awarded the best possible recovery you are entitled to. If you are upset that your child is not meeting motor skill benchmarks and suspect they may have cerebral palsy, it is important to immediately contact your doctor, who will evaluate 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 is still under three years of age. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you feel a medical professional in Warren County, MO is to blame, call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT for your free case evaluation with a professional Warren County, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the road 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 category of birth injury that results from damage to the brachial plexus – the network of nerves in the shoulder that directs movement and feeling in the arms and hands – during birth. It restricts the movement of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by excessive stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, ordinarily when the infant’s head is stretched to the side. This can take place because the baby was very large, irregular 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 category 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. 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 while he or she heals. No matter the scope of the injury or and the cost of the medical treatment, the Warren County, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make certain that you receive 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 delivery, it leads to a birth injury complication known as shoulder dystocia. In the majority of cases, the baby is born safely, and treatment may mean merely moving the mother’s and fetus’s position during birth. However, failure to observe or properly treat shoulder dystocia can cause broken bones, lack of oxygen, Erb's palsy, or extreme loss of blood for the mother. If any of these conditions occurred during your child’s birth, reach out to our Warren County, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT right away.

Cephalohematoma

This birth injury occurs when blood accumulates 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 child’s head, which most often disappears in a few weeks. The condition is usually mild, however, 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 quickly. Still, they lead to extra medical bills and unmerited worry for the parents. Oftentimes a baby can be bruised or cut by complications during delivery. For example, if the baby is too large for the mother or the delivery takes a long time, the baby spends too much time pushed up against the mother’s pelvis and can be harmed.

Obviously, fractures are much more sever and can do much more harm. While broken bones during labor can lead to long-term or lifelong disability, usually they heal comparatively rapidy as children are rapidly and constantly growing new bone. Regardless, a fracture during birth results in inconceivable pain for your infant and mental anguish for you. The delivering doctor must notice the circumstances of the birth and take measures to protect the mother and child from harm. When the doctor neglects to behave as the are obligated to, you might have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you and your, loved one deserve while holding the at-fault doctor responsible.

Sometimes there are measures a Warren County, MO doctor should have utilized but neglected to, and other times the doctor improperly used delivery tools or used too much force during labor. In that case, it is imperative to reach out to our birth injury attorneys in Warren County, MO at once to discuss your options. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.

Injury to the Mother

Occasionally, the mother or both the mother and child received injuries during labor. The mother may experience substantial blood loss or other complications. In some instances, the mother is hurt because of a doctor’s breach of care. 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 physician neglected to recognize your high blood pressure, you are owed damages and our birth injury attorneys will fight to make sure you are justly compensated.

Emotional Injury

Not all damages in birth injury cases can be measured in dollars. If you or your child were hurt because of medical malpractice, then you have experienced unmerited worry, stress, heartbreak, trauma and more. In the worst cases, you and your child may have to confront the chances of your child never being able to take part in common Warren County, 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 full recovery you and your family are owed, you need experienced birth injury attorneys in Warren 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 unrelated to medical negligence or substandard care. For instance, many Warren County, MO birth injuries occur in the event of 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 might not have been. That depends on your unique labor. Each patient and each birth is different and individual cases vary greatly.

Our Warren County, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has experience with every variety of birth injury suit and will help you understand if the standard of care you received is less than that which a competent doctor would have given you. Our network of Warren County, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the details of your claim, determine the value of your damages and conclusively demonstrate 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 Warren County, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, otherwise called medical malpractice insurance. Like any Warren County, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, trick, and deceive you with convoluted and misleading legal vernacular. The savvy birth injury lawyers at Burger law will handle all communication and litigation for you and will fight back against bullies like resistant insurance companies to ensure they are held accountable and give you the full recovery you are entitled to. Medical malpractice cases in Warren County, MO can be hard, but our birth injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience trying and winning birth injury cases and will acquire the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you deserve.

In order to succeed in a medical malpractice claim, 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 physician in the same field would have treated you with. Burger Law’s network of Warren County, MO physicians and medical experts will help decide if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
  2. Get a affidavit of support. You will need to hire a Warren County, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this instance, neonatal care—to write an affidavit stating 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 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 actions or inaction directly led to the injury. You must have a Burger Law Warren County, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the defendant's negligence caused a birth injury that has hurt you and your child.

Burger law’s dedicated team of Warren County, MO-based birth injury attorneys will fight by your side every step of the way and take on all the legal work for you so you can focus your energy on the well-being of you and your child.

The Warren 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 child experienced a birth injury, it is expected to feel a range of emotions: frightened, confused, mad and heartbroken. If the birth injury is incurred because of medical malpractice, Burger Law will stand by your side to fight for your maximum compensation and put you on the path to recovery. Our determined Warren County, MO birth injury lawyers will take on your suit and work endlessly for you, from initial case evaluation 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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