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Birth Injury Lawyer in St. Louis
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At Meyerkord & Kurth, we are committed to fighting on behalf of parents and families who have suffered losses as the result of preventable birth injuries. Our St. Louis birth injury attorneys have secured justice and millions of dollars in compensation for many Missouri families affected by birth injuries.
Have questions about birth injuries & your rights? Call (800) 391-4318 for a free consultation.
Types of Birth Injuries
Despite having an exceptional health care system, America sees thousands of birth injuries each year. These injuries can affect both mother and child, and can range very minor injuries to severe injuries and life-long impairments. In addition to physical injuries, families may also suffer serious financial and emotional burdens. Birth injuries that lead to mental or physical disabilities, behavioral issues, or learning difficulties in children often create the need for long-term care.
Many birth injuries occur due to natural causes, such as when the baby's head is larger than average, the umbilical cord wraps around the baby's neck, or the baby is turned the wrong direction in the womb. Unfortunately, birth injuries can also occur due to negligence on the part of doctors or hospital staff during pregnancy or delivery.
Common birth injuries that result from medical negligence include:
- Brachial Plexus Injury (Erb's Palsy)
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Cerebral Palsy
- Pregnancy Injuries
- Brain Injuries
In cases where birth injuries are preventable, victims and families may have the right to recover compensation for the damages and losses they suffered by filing a medical malpractice claim. Our St. Louis birth injury attorneys can help families navigate this legal process, and will fight tirelessly to ensure that medical professionals are held liable when they fail to uphold their legal duties and provide an acceptable level of care.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, we care about our clients. We are passionate about helping people, providing the best legal guidance that we can offer, and giving back to the local community. Our firm has contributed to numerous organizations and charities, including the United Brachial Plexus Network (UBPN). Every other year, UBPN hosts a camp for families and children affected by brachial plexus injuries. This year, we donated $16,000 to sponsor the camp in 2015. Learn more about our contribution to UBPN here.
Compensation for Families
Our firm strives to recover full and fair compensation for the families we represent. Because birth injuries have a high potential for causing devastating losses and creating extensive burdens, we do everything in our power to secure the compensation families need, both immediately and for their future.
Although cases vary, compensation may be awarded for:
- Pain and Suffering
- Grief and Sorrow
- Emotional Injuries
- Loss of Quality or Enjoyment of Life
- Costs of Medical Treatment, Future Care, and Other Expenses
- Punitive Damages
In the event that your child suffered a birth injury, it is highly recommended that you contact a St. Louis personal injury lawyer at Meyerkord & Kurth as soon as possible. We are a seasoned medical malpractice law firm with many years of experience, and we have helped numerous families put their lives back together after these preventable tragedies.
If you have questions about birth injuries, your rights, and how our attorneys can help, contact our firm online or call (800) 391-4318.
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