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When your child is injured at birth, you deserve answers. Broken bones and fractures during the labor and delivery process are far too common. If your child sustained trauma during birth, you need to speak to an attorney. In some cases, the trauma may have been caused by medical malpractice.

At The Beasley Firm, we provide compassionate representation for broken bone birth injuries. Our experienced legal team can help you understand your rights including whether you are eligible to obtain compensation on your child’s behalf. If your baby suffered a broken bone or fracture, contact our office at (215) 866-2424 to schedule a free consultation. 

What Are Broken Bone Birth Injuries?

The labor and delivery process can put an extraordinary amount of stress on both the mother and baby. Adding additional force or pressure can cause unnecessary harm to the unborn child. 

Doctors and other healthcare providers are required to use a reasonable standard of care when delivering a child. When they fail to provide that reasonable standard of care, an infant can suffer unimaginable trauma such as a broken bone or fracture.

What Are Common Types of Broken Bone Birth Injuries?

Some of the most common broken bone birth injuries are to the face, skull, and upper extremities. However, delivery-related fractures can occur on any part of the body due to an infant’s fragile skeleton.

Common types of broken bone birth injuries:

  • Collarbone (clavicle) fractures
  • Upper arm bone (humerus) fractures
  • Upper leg bone (femur) fractures
  • Facial fractures
  • Skull fractures

Broken clavicles are some of the most common fractures that occur during the birthing process. If your child sustained a broken bone at birth, you need to speak to an attorney. 

What Causes Broken Bone Birth Injuries?

Broken bone birth injuries can be caused by a wide variety of things. In some cases, these birth injuries are preventable caused by medical negligence or malpractice. 

Common causes of broken bone birth injuries:

Assistive delivery devices: The use of assistive devices such as forceps or vacuum extraction can greatly increase the risk that a baby will suffer devastating harm. 

Prolonged, difficult labor: The longer that a mother is in labor, the more potential there is for a birth injury to the unborn child including broken bones due to the degree of force used to deliver the baby.

Failure to diagnose breech presentation: If a baby is breech, then they are not in the correct position for delivery. A breech presentation can cause an infant to become stuck. Forcing a delivery when the baby is in breech presentation commonly results in a broken clavicle.

Healthcare providers are trained to recognize signs of fetal distress and should make medical decisions necessary to prevent harm to a mother and child. An attorney can help determine whether negligence, such as failing to order a cesarean section, caused a broken bone birth injury. 

What Are the Long-Term Effects and Complications of Broken Bone Birth Injuries?

Broken bone injuries can have long-term effects and complications. Left untreated, a bone fracture may not heal properly and could directly impact a child’s ability to crawl and walk. Additionally, broken bones and fractures can result in nerve damage, paralysis, debilitating pain, and disfigurement. 

How We Can Help

If your child was diagnosed with a broken bone at birth, contact our office at (215) 866-2424 to schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers have recovered over $2 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have extensive experience litigating complex birth injury cases and will help your family get the compensation they deserve. There are no fees unless we win. Call now to get started. 

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