Miami Clavicle Fracture Attorneys
Lawsuits for Serious & Debilitating Birth Injuries
When a child is born with a clavicle fracture, the cause of it can often
be traced back to some form of medical negligence. If this is the case
with your child’s
birth injury, then the attorneys of Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. in
Miami would like to hear from you. With our assistance, you might be able
to demand compensation from the medical professionals who caused your
child’s clavicle fracture at birth. With a successful case, you
can start to move past what was done to your child without worrying about
your finances along the way.
free consultation, dial
(305) 900-5493. We offer next-day and same-day appointments.
What Causes Newborn Clavicle Fractures?
Your clavicle or collarbone can be surprisingly fragile, but it is especially
susceptible to damage in newborns. When an infant is being born, if they
are mispositioned in the birth canal, they can become stuck at the collarbone.
A doctor who is not paying enough attention or who tries to rush the delivery
might pull with too much force on the stuck child’s arm. The resulting
force can break the newborn’s clavicle.
How Long Does It Take for a Newborn Clavicle Fracture to Heal?
Newborns can recovery comparatively quickly to broken bones than most adults
because their bones are still forming anyway. Some cases of newborn clavicle
fractures have been recorded to have healed in under two weeks of birth
or the date of the fracture. This is not always the case, though. Clavicle
fractures can heal slowly or incorrectly, resulting in lingering or lifelong
problems for your child.
Lasting consequences of a newborn clavicle fracture can include:
- Weakness in the affected arm
- Reduced arm mobility
- Chronic ache or dullness
- Increased risk of future bone fractures
Newborn clavicle fracture lawsuits generally originate from cases involving
more severe fractures that do not heal readily or correctly. If a pediatrician
or orthopedic specialist has not already seen your child, then you should
arrange an appointment as soon as possible. With their diagnosis, our
attorneys can get a clearer idea about how to proceed with any legal action
taken against the doctor, medical team, and/or hospital that contributed
to your child’s injury.
How Can Newborn Clavicle Fractures Be Prevented?
Preventing a newborn clavicle fracture is simple, in theory. Medical providers
like doctors and nurses need to pay close attention to a child’s
positioning in labor and delivery. By doing so, they reduce the risk of
applying too much force when the child is being born.
Because preventing newborn collarbone fractures should be simple, failing
to prevent the injury can validate the need for a birth injury claim.
If another medical provider would have reasonably been able to prevent
the fracture, then the claim can be pursued.
Legal Support That Cares About You & Your Child
We want to do what is best for you and your child, which means providing
excellent legal counsel from the start of your case to its conclusion.
If you need help with an infant clavicle fracture claim or lawsuit in
Miami, then please do not hesitate to reach out to us at your next opportunity.
The sooner we can start your case, the better, because some evidence could
be time-sensitive. Dial
(305) 900-5493 now and request your
free initial consultation.