Broken Bone Birth Injuries: Do You Have a Case?
Newborn infants have delicate and fragile bones that break easily. Unfortunately, fractures occur with some frequency during the delivery process.
Medical malpractice or negligence are some of the common causes of broken bone birth injuries. If that is the case, you are entitled to justice in the form of compensation, and you need a trusted law firm in Brooklyn, NY, to make your case. The birth injury lawyers at Zucker & Regev, P.C., have represented personal injury and medical malpractice victims since 1984. They can help you determine if you have a case and recover compensation for your child’s injuries.
Types of Broken Bone Injuries
Any bone can break if too much pressure is applied to it during birth. Some of the most common types of broken bone injuries include:
The clavicle is the bone supporting the neck. Clavicle fractures are the most common type of bone injury during birth. They occur when the baby gets stuck in the birth canal.
The femur is the large bone in the thigh. Broken or fractured femurs are rare, and they are mostly associated with low birth weight.
The humerus is the bone in the upper arm. Humerus fractures are common and occur when the baby gets stuck at the neck or shoulders during delivery.
Skull fractures can obviously be especially harmful. They sometimes occur when birthing instruments are not used properly.
Dangers of Broken Bone Injuries
While infants' bones are fragile, they also heal easily and quickly. Medical procedures such as resetting and surgery may be necessary in some cases, but most injuries (such as clavicle fractures) heal naturally.
Broken bone injuries during birth can have temporary or lasting effects. Temporary effects include discomfort and impaired movement. To this end, parents are urged to handle their babies gently until the injury heals.
The lasting effects of broken bone injuries also include pain, limited mobility, and impairment. Extreme injuries can also cause permanent disability in the affected limbs. Additionally, some injuries can cause internal bleeding and result in death.
These types of injuries can cause stress and mental anxiety for clients at our Brooklyn firm, leaving them feeling helpless. The distress can last for a lifetime, especially if the injuries are permanent and diminish your child's overall quality of life.
Treating broken bone injuries can also be expensive. The bills can add up to thousands of dollars, especially if the injuries are long-term or permanent.
You deserve justice and compensation if your newborn's broken bones injuries were caused by malpractice or negligence. Some of the factors we will evaluate include:
- The child's pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Past, present, and future medical bills
- Lost wages and opportunities
Claiming compensation entails suing the negligent doctor (and any other related party) in court. In order to make a compelling case, you will need the services of a competent personal injury attorney.
Take the First Step Towards Healing
Has your newborn baby suffered broken bone injuries as a result of medical malpractice? You deserve justice and compensation, and we can help you get it. Message our Brooklyn office today to learn more about our services or call us at (718) 624-1211.