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Birth Injury Attorneys in Kansas City

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At Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., our Kansas City birth injury lawyers understand that families experience pain and grief when a baby has been injured during birth. In addition to their anguish, families with an infant suffering from a birth injury do not know what the future holds. Will the baby recover? If not, how severely disabled will he or she be? Will the baby grow up to be an adult still requiring care because of the birth injury? How will you afford the special education services the child will require?

In addition to their anxiety and uncertainty, many parents feel anger at the obstetrician, neonatologist, midwife, nurse practitioner, or hospital because a mistake was made during the birth. Our experience as medical malpractice lawyers has shown that families who can obtain compensation for the damage to their child have been able to move on and put aside their anger. They are then in a much better position, emotionally and financially, to provide the expensive care, education, and resources the child may need for the remainder of his or her life.

To talk about how Dempsey & Kingsland can help you recover compensation for the injury to your baby, contact us online or call toll free at (816) 484-3776.

Types of Birth Injuries

Difficulties during pregnancy, labor, and delivery can cause a wide range of problems for a newborn baby.

Common types of birth injuries include:

  • Skin irritations
  • Temporary paralysis
  • Fractured collarbone
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Fractured arm
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brain damage
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Brachial plexus palsy

The gravest birth injuries are those that cause damage to the infant’s brain. Injuries to the brain can result in seizures, intellectual disabilities, or loss of bodily functions. Such damage can result in the need for lifetime care.

Causes of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can result from so-called “normal” birth events. The umbilical cord may be wrapped around the baby’s neck or the baby’s position may be sideways (breech) or reversed. It’s also possible that labor is so prolonged that oxygen to the baby is interrupted.

While such events may be “natural,” the medical response to these occurrences can mean the difference between a healthy baby and a baby with a birth injury or birth defect.

Our lawyers have handled a wide range of birth injuries, including those caused by:

  • Delay in performing a C-section
  • Untreated uterine rupture
  • Improper use of forceps
  • Failure to monitor the baby’s oxygen levels
  • Improper administration of maternal pain medication
  • Failure to address meconium staining
  • Incorrect estimation of baby’s size
  • Improper use of medical devices, such as IVs, oxygen monitors, and heart monitors
  • Failure to identify lack of oxygen to the brain

Contact an Experienced Birth Injury Lawyer in Kansas City

If your baby suffered an injury during birth, contact an experienced and sympathetic birth injury attorney as soon as possible. Our lawyers have helped many families obtain the compensation they need to move forward. We obtain financial settlements and verdicts that put families in a much better position to care for a child injured during birth.

Contact Dempsey & Kingsland at (816) 484-3776 to schedule your free consultation.

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  • “I would recommend him to a friend. A great staff.”

    Stan G.

  • “I am very grateful.”

    Cindy P.

  • “Mr. Kingsland and his staff were exceptionally prepared. He removed a major burden from my life.”

    Joseph Z.

  • “Mr. Kingsland’s professionalism was above and beyond what I expected. He is a man of great integrity, compassion and honor…”

    Lawanda R.

  • “My wife and I had a wonderful experience working with Mr. Kingsland. Felt like he was on our side from day one.”

    Bill E.

  • “He does everything within His power to go above the call of duty to ensure your case is handled only in the most professional/productive manner with the your quality life always in the forefront.”

    Christopher P.

  • “I am unbelievably grateful that we had such an outstanding attorney and staff to support us and help us through this experience!”

    Brittny O

  • “I would always recommend Bob to anyone with a serious injury who needed an attorney.”

    Mary A.

  • “Mr. Kingsland and his staff were very thorough and stayed with my case for a prompt resolution.”

    Jennifer B.

  • “From our initial encounter to the day of settlement, I was extremely impressed by his professionalism.”

    J. Mattonen

  • “Bob Kingsland did the finest job of any attorney that I have ever worked with during the more than 25 years that I have consulted on medical cases.”

    D. A., M.D.

  • “Mr. Kingsland and Mr. Akins were able to get me fully compensated for my injuries.”

    Edmund S.

  • “You Mr. Kingsland personally demonstrated courage, candor, and legal ability to achieve this result on my behalf.”

    Reith B.

  • “We were both very pleased with how quickly this matter was settled and are comfortable with the settlement amount.”

    Patricia L.

  • “We were very pleased with the way we were kept informed and guided through every step, all the way to the settlement date.”

    Martha H.

Why Choose Dempsey & Kingsland

Put Experience on Your Side
  • Proven Record of Success in Cases Like Yours

  • More than 80 Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Dr. O’Shaughnessy & Cathy Brown RN Work with Us From Start to Finish

  • Accessible Attorneys that are Involved in Each Case

Verdicts & Settlements

Your Victories are Our Victories
  • $43.1 Million Settlement Vaccine leads to Paralysis/Quadriplegia
  • $7,326,934.00 Recovery Vaccine leads to cardiac/respiratory arrest and brain damage
  • $7.25 Million Settlement $7.25 million awarded family of worker who fell to his death from high rise building
  • $7 Million Settlement Breach of Policy Coverage/Bad Faith Claim
  • $5 Million Settlement Truck-Car Fatality Collision
  • $4 Million Settlement Head-on Collision
  • $2.69 Million Combined Settlements Elective Surgery Fraud/Malpractice
  • $2.3 million cumulative settlements Bariatric surgeries
  • $1.85 million settlement Worker Crushed by Forklift While Visiting Industrial Plant
  • $1.83 million recovery Vaccine Leads to Spinal Injury

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