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Birth Injury Attorneys Washington, MO

Birth Injury Attorneys in Washington, MO. After the anguish of a birth injury, you need an accomplished lawyer you can trust and lean on to fight for your family in this terrible time. Get in touch with the birth injury attorneys of Burger Law in Washington, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your birth injury case for free and find out how we can help you be awarded 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 at any time during or shortly after your pregnancy, it can be upsetting and heartbreaking. It can be even more infuriating when the birth injury occurred due to negligent or errant medical care. If your child was injured because of a doctor’s breach of care, Burger Law’s Washington, MO team of birth injury lawyers will fight by your side to get the financial recovery you and your family deserve to protect you and your loved ones’ future and begin on the journey to recovery. Call our Washington, 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 Washington, MO

About six to eight out of 1,000 children born in the United States experience a severe birth injury, which is about one in every 9,714 children and 28,000 births a year. About two percent of neonatal deaths are because of birth injuries. Such injuries can include fractures or disorders that affect a child's development or cognition.

Many Washington, MO attorneys may have seen some medical malpractice suits, but possibly not birth injury cases or with the certain birth injury you or your child suffered. 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 maximum.

Do I Need a Washington, MO Birth Injury Lawyer?

If you think that you or your child was hurt because of a doctor’s negligence or substandard care, then it is imperative to seek the aid of veteran birth injury attorneys in Washington, MO. Raising a child in Washington, MO already comes with an overabundance 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 because of a doctor’s negligence or careless actions. You should be wondering when your child will outgrow their jacket, not when they will outgrow their wheelchair because a doctor did not follow the rules.

The knowledgeable Washington, 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 receive a full and fair recovery.

Whatever your child’s injuries, you want to concentrating on giving your child with nourishment and joy, not attempting to maneuver through a labyrinth of complicated legal processes. When you reach out to our birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT, we start working on your case at once to deliver the best possible results. We take care of 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 road to recovery. We charge no attorney's fees until we win your case.

Luckily, many birth injuries are minor, and as babies are still developing and growing rapidly, some injuries can heal comparatively quickly. But whether the injury is minor or leads to lifelong disability, you are entitled to the best possible compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages if the injury occurred because a doctor or medical institution in Washington, MO disregarded the rules and did not give you and your newborn child the professional care they owed.

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 may have an unusual gait but does 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 following your child’s development, and that can include exhaustive medical appointments, costly tests and special equipment to help your child walk or complete other daily functions. The Washington, MO-based birth injury lawyers at Burger Law demand 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 happen at any time during the pregnancy or birth. When it takes place during birth, many times is is because a doctor or nurse who was delivering the baby was negligent. Doctors need to sufficiently monitor if a child is in distress or if it is getting enough oxygen to its blood supply.

If your baby develops cerebral palsy because a doctor did not properly monitor them, Burger Law’s Washington, MO birth injury attorneys will take on your claim and ensure you are awarded the best possible recovery you deserve. If you are concerned 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 examine your child and might refer you to a specialist. You can also contact Missouri’s Early Intervention system for a free consultation if your child is less than three years old. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you believe a medical professional in Washington, MO is to blame, call Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT for your free consultation with a qualified Washington, MO birth injury attorney, and start on the journey to collecting a full recovery and protecting the future of you and your child.

Brachial Plexus Injuries and Erb’s Palsy

Brachial plexus injuries are a category of birth injury that occurs as a result of damage to the brachial plexus – the network of nerves in the shoulder that is in charge of movement and feeling in the upper extremities – during delivery. It hinders the motion of the arm and shoulder. This is caused by excessive stretching around the shoulder, neck or head during birth, normally when the baby’s head is stretched to the side. This can happen because the baby was too large to pass through the mother safely, abnormal 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 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 the majority of cases, movement will return within a few months, and there are certain exercises you can do with your baby to help maintain 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 Washington, MO birth injury lawyers at Burger Law will make certain that you are awarded the best possible compensation and that the responsible party’s insurance company pays every penny they owe.

Shoulder Dystocia

When the fetus's shoulder or shoulders get stuck inside the mother’s pelvis during delivery, it causes a birth injury complication called shoulder dystocia. In most cases, the infant is born safely, and treatment may mean just moving the mother’s and fetus’s position during labor. However, failure to see or correctly treat shoulder dystocia can result in broken bones, 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, reach out to our Washington, MO birth injury attorneys at (314) 500-HURT immediately.

Cephalohematoma

This birth injury happens 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 notice a bulge on your infant’s head, which commonly dissipates in a few weeks. The condition is usually minor, however, there are several rare complications that can surface. 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 typically minor birth injuries that infants recover from rapidly. Nonetheless, they lead to extra medical costs and unwarranted worry for the parents. Many times a baby can be bruised or cut by complications in the birth process. For instance, if the baby is oversized or the birth takes a long time, the baby spends too much time pushed up against the mother’s pelvis and can be hurt.

Clearly, broken bones are much more serious and can hurt your baby in more serious ways. While broken bones during birth can lead to long-term or lifelong disability, normally they heal relatively rapidy as infants are rapidly and perpetually developing new bone. Regardless, a fracture during delivery leads to unimaginable 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 does not behave as the are required to, you could have a birth injury claim. Our birth injury attorneys will fight to get you the recovery you and your, child deserve while holding the negligent doctor responsible.

Many times there are steps a Washington, 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 essential to contact our birth injury attorneys in Washington, MO at once to go over your options. Contact us today for a complimentary case review.

Injury to the Mother

Occasionally, the mother or both the mother and child were injured during delivery. The mother may experience excessive blood loss or other complications. In some cases, the mother is harmed because of a doctor’s substandard care. For example, high blood pressure before or during labor can indicate preeclampsia, which can lead to seizures. If you had a seizure while giving birth after a doctor failed to notice your high blood pressure, you are owed damages and our birth injury attorneys will fight to make certain you are properly 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, anxiety, devastation, trauma and more. In the worst cases, you and your child may have to confront the possibility of your child never being able to take part in common Washington, MO childhood activities or needing special medical necessities 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 collect maximum compensation you and your family are owed, you require talented birth injury attorneys in Washington, 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 Washington, MO birth injuries take place 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 may not have been. That depends on your unique delivery. Each patient and each birth is different and individual cases differ greatly.

Our Washington, MO birth injury attorney at Burger Law has seen every type of birth injury case and will help you determine if the standard of care you were treated with is less than that which a competent doctor would have given you. Our network of Washington, MO physicians and medical experts will help us understand the specific elements of your claim, determine the value of your damages and prove the medical professional’s negligence in breaching their standard of 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 Washington, MO medical institutions have what is called medical professional liability insurance, commonly called medical malpractice insurance. Like any Washington, MO insurance company, these insurers will try to bully, trick, and swindle you with convoluted and misleading legal vernacular. The talented birth injury lawyers at Burger law will manage all communication and litigation for you and will fight back against bullies like resistant insurance companies to make sure they are held accountable and give you the best possible recovery you are entitled to. Medical malpractice cases in Washington, MO can be tough, but our birth injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience arguing and winning birth injury lawsuits and will get the evidence, proof, expert testimony and, eventually, the complete compensation you are owed.

In order to succeed in a medical malpractice case, you must achieve three things:

  1. Assign and prove negligence. Not all instances of birth complications or birth injury are because of a doctor’s negligence. You must prove that the physician breached the industry standard of care that a competent physician in the same field would have provided you. Burger Law’s network of Washington, 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 Washington, MO doctor or nurse in the same field—in this instance, 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 might 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 birthing techniques or inaction directly led to the harm. You require a Burger Law Washington, MO birth injury lawyer you trust to help demonstrate how the doctor's negligence caused a birth injury that has damaged you and your child.

Burger law’s dedicated team of Washington, MO-based birth injury attorneys will be by your side throughout the entire process and manage all the legal work for you so you can spend your energy on the health of you and your child.

The Washington, 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 baby suffered a birth injury, it is understandable to feel an array of emotions: terrified, confused, infuriated and heartbroken. If the birth injury happens 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 unflinching Washington, MO birth injury lawyers will take on your claim and work around the clock for you, from our first case evaluation until we win your lawsuit. 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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