Birth-Related Bone Injuries
October 21, 2017
A newborn’s bones may be broken (fractured) during delivery, even when the delivery is considered normal by all other observations.
- In 1 to 2% of newborn birth injuries, a collarbone (clavicle) fracture is considered relatively common. A lump of tissue forms around the fracture which is not usually recognized until several days after delivery.
- When fractures of the upper arm bone (humerus) or upper leg bone (femur) occur, physicians typically apply a loose splint to limit the newborn’s extremities movements. These fractures may cause pain with movement in the first few days, but fractures usually heal quickly—unless the head of the bone (where growth occurs) is part of the fracture.
Our legal team will work with you to determine the course of action that was taken and any compensation you may deserve. You can rely on the pride at Potter Burnett Law to use that to help protect the rights of you and your loved ones impacted by a loss or set-back due to a birth injury.