If your baby suffered a fracture during the birthing process, it was likely caused by medical malpractice. In rare occasions it’s just a matter of the baby being born too large and the natural compression of birth fracturing a bone. However, more often fractures are caused by undo or excessive force on the part of the OBGYN, nurse, or delivering doctor. If you believe your baby suffered a fracture due to the latter, you may be entitled to benefits that will cover your medical expenses and compensate your family for the pain and suffering caused.
Types of Common Fractures
Although fractures in other areas of the body may occur, the parts of a baby most susceptible to fractures during childbirth include the:
Most fractures that occur during childbirth are avoidable and can be attributed to excessive force used with forceps or the mishandling of the vacuum extraction tools used during delivery.
Contact Us For a Free Consultation
At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we can help you determine whether or not you have a claim to medical malpractice benefits. We have the experience and expertise necessary to prove if the hospital staff breached its obligation in providing you and your baby with satisfactory care. Our team of birth injury attorneys can help gather the necessary medical evidence, and can prove that either erroneous action or unreasonable inaction resulted in your baby’s bone being fractured. You shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden of someone else’s mistake. If you feel that your doctor’s negligence has caused you harm, contact us today. The consultation is free and there is no fee unless we win your case.