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Birth Injuries

Dedicated Kansas City Firm Litigates Claims Arising from Birth Injuries

Skillful medical malpractice lawyers represent Missouri and Kansas families

A medical error committed before or during childbirth might cause significant or even permanent harm. In these matters, proving medical malpractice can be a complicated process. To maximize the likelihood of a fair result, it’s important to find an attorney who understands the relevant law and has access to experts who can bolster a malpractice claim. Barnes Law Firm in Kansas City has secured multimillion dollar judgments and settlements for area clients and knows how to prove fault against liable parties. In cases where poor care led to cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, fractures, bruising or some other type of harmful condition, we have the experience and resources you need to take on negligent medical providers.

Effective attorneys take on cases involving poor obstetrical procedures

Starting with a free initial consultation, our accomplished personal injury attorneys will assess the facts of your situation and investigate whether breaches of professional standards led to your child’s birth injury. We are knowledgeable medical malpractice litigators who are familiar with common effects of obstetrical failures, such as:

  • Cerebral palsy — Children suffering from cerebral palsy usually have poor muscle tone and difficulty controlling their movement. An infection, loss of oxygen or lack of blood flow to the baby’s brain near the delivery time are causes of this condition. To help families deal with the lifelong effects of this disorder, we pursue reimbursement for medical bills, rehabilitation expenses and other damages.
  • Erb’s palsy — A doctor’s failure to take proper precautions during childbirth could lead to nerve damage in the upper arm, causing damage to the brachial plexus that is commonly known as Erb’s palsy. In the most extreme cases, a child could suffer permanent loss of use of the affected arm.
  • Fractures and forceps injuries —Doctors sometimes use forceps or suction to assist with difficult deliveries. However, careless procedure while using these tools could cause fractures, muscle damage and other problems.

In most instances, Missouri parents have two years from the date of a birth injury to file a claim. However, if parents were not able to initiate a timely lawsuit, the child, can seek legal relief between their 18th and 20th birthdays. Kansas also has a two-year statute of limitations for most cases, but if the problem is not discovered within that time, a lawsuit can be filed for up to four years after the injury.

Contact a Kansas City lawyer for a free consultation concerning a birth injury claim

Barnes Law Firm advises Missouri and Kansas clients about birth injury litigation and other types of medical malpractice claims. We offer a free initial consultation at our Kansas City, Missouri office. To make an appointment regarding your potential case, please call 816-221-4321 or contact us online.

Recent Results
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    Ken Barnes is an outstanding FELA lawyer.

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