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Birth Injury Attorneys Warrensburg, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Warrensburg, MO. After the anguish of a birth injury, you need an experienced lawyer you can trust and count on to fight for your family in this difficult moment. Reach out to the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Warrensburg, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT to talk about your birth injury case for free and discover how we can 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 upsetting and heartbreaking. It can be incredibly enraging when the birth injury is the result of negligent or improper 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 Warrensburg, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight for you to get the financial recovery you and your family are entitled to to preserve you and your family's future and begin on the path to recovery. Call our Warrensburg, 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 Warrensburg, MO

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

Many Warrensburg, MO attorneys may have seen some medical malpractice suits, but not necessarily birth injury cases or with the certain birth injury you or your child experienced. Our Burger Law birth injury lawyers have seen every kind of birth injury and know every type of birth injury case, and you can be certain that we will fight by your side until you get full.

Do I Need a Warrensburg, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?

If you feel that you or your child was injured due to a doctor’s negligence or substandard care, then it is crucial to pursue the aid of accomplished birth injury attorneys in Warrensburg, MO. Raising a child in Warrensburg, MO already comes with a mountain of expenditures 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 need new jacket, not when they might need a replacement wheelchair because a doctor broke the rules.

The experienced Warrensburg, MO birth injury attorneys at Burger Law will calculate your complete damages, including the dollar figure of any potential future medical costs and other expenses and damages. Your devoted birth injury attorney will demand that you collect a complete and just recovery.

Whatever your child’s circumstances, you want to focus on supplying your child with nourishment and jubilation, not trying to maneuver through a web of complex legal procedures. When you contact our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we begin work on your case immediately to get you the best possible results. We take care of all the documentation, communication and litigation so you can spend your energy on you and your child’s physical and emotional well-being. Our expert 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.

Luckily, many birth injuries are not serious, and as babies are still developing and growing rapidly, many injuries can heal fairly quickly. But 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 occurred because a doctor or medical institution in Warrensburg, MO broke the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the standard of care they should have.

Kinds of Birth Injuries

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that affects motor skills 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 walk awkwardly but not necessitate any particular assistance – or more severe, and your child might necessitate special equipment to walk or not be able to walk at all. Diagnosing and treating cerebral palsy involves closely monitoring your child’s development, and that can include extensive medical appointments, costly tests and special equipment to help your child walk or carry out other daily tasks. The Warrensburg, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law fight until the negligent 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 is caused by abnormal development of the brain while the brain is still developing, which can occur before, during or shortly after 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 correctly monitor if a child is in distress or if it is getting enough oxygen to its blood supply.

If your child develops cerebral palsy because a doctor did not correctly monitor them, Burger Law’s Warrensburg, MO birth injury attorneys will take on your suit and make certain that you are awarded the maximum compensation you are owed. If you are concerned that your child is not meeting movement landmarks and believe they may have cerebral palsy, it is essential to immediately reach out to 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 examination if your child is less than three years old. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you believe a medical professional in Warrensburg, MO is at fault, call Burger Law straight away at (314) 500-HURT for your complimentary consultation with a professional Warrensburg, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the road to getting maximum compensation 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 happens as a result of damage to the brachial plexus – the group of nerves in the shoulder that is in charge of movement and feeling in the upper extremities – during delivery. It limits the motion of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by excessive stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, generally 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, 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 category of brachial plexus injury where the upper extremities are weak and unable to move normally. Some severe cases include the tearing of the nerves and can cause lifelong nerve damage. Fortunately, in the majority of cases, the child will regain range of motion within a few months, and there are specific exercises you can practice with your child to help retain range of motion as he or she is recovering. Whatever the scope of the injury or and the price of the medical care, the Warrensburg, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make sure that you recover great compensation and that the at-fault party’s insurance company reimburses you every dime they owe.

Shoulder Dystocia

When the fetus's shoulder or shoulders cannot easily pass through the mother during labor, it causes a birth injury complication called shoulder dystocia. In most cases, the baby is born without serious incident, and treatment may mean merely moving the mother’s and fetus’s position during birth. However, failure to notice or correctly 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, get in touch with our Warrensburg, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT now.

Cephalohematoma

This birth injury occurs 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 observe a bulge on your child’s head, which most often disappears within a few weeks. The condition is usually minor, however, there are some rare issues that can arise. Cephalohematoma can increase your baby’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 most often minor birth injuries that infants recover from quickly. Still, they lead to extra medical bills and undeserved concern for the parents. Many times a baby can be bruised or cut by complications in the birth process. For example, if the baby is oversized or the birth takes a long time, the baby spends too much time pressed against the mother’s pelvis and can be harmed.

Clearly, fractures are much more sever and can do much more harm. While a fracture during delivery can lead to long-term or lifelong disability, usually they heal relatively rapidy as infants are rapidly and constantly developing new bone. Regardless, a broken bone during birth leads to unimaginable 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 does not behave as the are required to, you could have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will insist that you collect the compensation you and your, child deserve while holding the at-fault doctor accountable.

Many times there are steps a Warrensburg, MO doctor should have utilized but did not, and other times the doctor improperly used delivery tools or used too much force during labor. In that instance, it is imperative to reach out to our birth injury attorneys in Warrensburg, MO right away to go over your options. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Injury to the Mother

Occasionally, the mother or both the mother and child suffered injuries during birth. The mother may experience excessive blood loss or other complications. In some cases, the mother is injured because of a doctor’s carelessness. 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 failed to observe your high blood pressure, you are owed damages and our birth injury attorneys will insist that you are fairly 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 physician, then you have experienced unwarranted worry, anxiety, heartbreak, shock and more. In the most devastating cases, you and your child may have to face the chances of your child never being able to enjoy common Warrensburg, MO childhood games or having 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 get maximum compensation you and your family deserve, you need experienced birth injury attorneys in Warrensburg, MO on your case. Burger Law’s team of birth injury lawyers can help.

It is important to be aware of the fact that that there are several possible causes of birth injuries that do not have to do with medical negligence or a breach of care. For example, many Warrensburg, MO birth injuries occur during 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 labor. Each patient and each birth is different so is each individual case.

Our Warrensburg, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has experience with every type of birth injury case 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 Warrensburg, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the particulars of your birth injury, calculate the value of your damages and conclusively demonstrate the medical professional’s negligence in giving you and your child substandard care so that we can get you the best possible compensation to make you and your child whole.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Doctors, healthcare professionals and Warrensburg, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, also known as medical malpractice insurance. Like any Warrensburg, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, trick, and swindle you with labyrinthine and misleading legal jargon. The talented birth injury lawyers at Burger law will take up all communication and litigation for you and will fight back against bullies like resistant insurance companies to ensure they are held responsible and give you the full compensation you deserve. Medical malpractice cases in Warrensburg, MO can be tricky, but our birth injury attorneys have over two years of experience arguing and winning birth injury claims and will acquire the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you are entitled to.

In order to win a medical malpractice suit, you must do three things:

  1. Determine and prove negligence. Not all instances of birth complications or birth injury are the result of a doctor’s negligence. You must prove that the doctor gave you a substandard level of care that a capable physician in the same field would have given you. Burger Law’s network of Warrensburg, MO physicians and medical experts will help judge if there was negligence, and prove it in your case.
  2. Get a letter of support. You will need to hire a Warrensburg, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this instance, neonatal care—to write a letter stating that the care you were provided was negligent, improper, or substandard. As your birth injury attorneys, the Burger Law team will obtain your letter of support.
  3. Prove that negligence caused the injury. 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 harm. You require a Burger Law Warrensburg, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the doctor's negligence caused a birth injury that has hurt you and your family.

Burger law’s dedicated team of Warrensburg, MO-based birth injury attorneys will fight by your side throughout the entire process and take on all the legal work for you so you can concentrate your energy on the well-being of you and your child.

The Warrensburg, 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 experienced a birth injury, it is normal to feel an array of emotions: frightened, confused, mad and grief-stricken. If the birth injury is incurred because of medical malpractice, Burger Law will stand by your side to fight for your complete compensation and put you on the road to recovery. Our tenacious Warrensburg, MO birth injury lawyers will take up your lawsuit and work endlessly for you, from our first case review until we win your suit. Allow us to help you protect you and your family’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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