Common Birth Injuries: Newborn Clavicle Fracture Birth Injury
Among the many types of birth injuries are those involving fractures. And among fracture-related birth injuries, clavicle fractures are the most common.1 While many heal without incident, 2 in certain instances their occurrence in the first place may be due to medical malpractice negligence, and permanent injury may result. In addition, surgical repair or other intervention may be necessary. In cases of permanent birth injury, costs and related considerations that involve not only current care, but also future care, are of concern.
In serious clavicle fracture birth injury cases, legal assistance is often sought, with a main goal of securing fair compensation to cover any of several potential needs, including:
As birth injury negligence cases may result in lifelong needs, it is essential to obtain monetary compensation commensurate to meet them. In addition to basic costs for medical care, medication, therapy, transportation, and other essentials, price increases over time must be considered.
Seeking experienced legal help with regard to your baby’s clavicle fracture birth injury as early as possible is important. Providing your birth injury lawyer or legal team with specific details during an initial consultation can aid your lawyer or legal team in assessing your potential birth injury case and in developing an effective legal plan to fight for your rights. Family members and others who attended the birth or have facts regarding your baby’s birth injury may also provide valuable information.
Holding each healthcare professional, medical facility, and/or other entity involved responsible for the actions that potentially led to your child’s birth injury is a focus for experienced lawyers and legal teams. As part of a legal plan, they may enlist the services of expert witnesses. In addition, experienced birth injury lawyers may be able to provide valuable birth injury resources.
If your baby has sustained a clavicle fracture birth injury, contacting an experienced lawyer for an initial consultation is an important step. It is helpful to research information about lawyers who specialize in birth injury cases, or if possible, who specialize in clavicle fracture birth injury lawsuit case you may be dealing with.
Many lawyers and legal teams offer free initial consultations. At Mallard & Sharp, P.A., we specialize in a wide variety of cases, including birth injury negligence cases. To schedule a free initial consultation with our expert legal team call 877.662.5527 or 305.461.4800.