Broken Bones at Birth

Did your newborn child suffer from a bone fracture during the delivery process? Call our law firm today at (214) 617-1886.

Although light bruising is a normal occurrence during delivery, fractures and broken bones are usually indicative that something went wrong. These types of birth injuries often result from some type of medical malpractice.

Newborn Bone Fractures
Infant Bone Fractures During Delivery

In most cases, fractures and broken bones that occur during the delivery process are preventable as long as medical personnel exercises proper care during labor and delivery. One of the best available preventable measures is the monitoring of fetal and/or maternal distress signals during delivery. Unfortunately, most infant bone fractures occur during the late stages of labor, and are caused by things such as breech birth, forceps-assisted delivery, vacuum-assisted delivery, or even inexperienced medical staff who forcefully pull on the baby when there is no need to do so.

Young bones do not heal as easily as adult bones do, so it is essential for parents and caregivers to be proactive when it comes to infant fractures. If these bones do not heal properly, it can lead to permanent disability and limited functionality. Our birth injury attorneys know that this can lead to future expenses down the line, and we will fight to get you every penny that you and your child deserve.

Identifying bone fractures in newborn children.

While it can sometimes be difficult to detect broken bones in infants, your doctor should be able to make this determination very soon after delivery. Some of the most common signs of broken bones in infants include the following:

  • Swollen area surrounding the broken bone
  • Obvious signs of being in pain such as consistent crying
  • Lack of ability to move the limb that is broken

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital stated that the most-common birth injuries are fractures of the clavicle (collarbone). This usually occurs after a stressful delivery. The most common symptoms of this type of fracture include the following:

  • The infant cries whenever anyone touches or moves the injured area
  • There is little or no movement in the area of the injury usually involving the arm on the side where the fracture occurred
  • The shoulder may appear to droop and be lower on the side of the fracture compared to the other side
  • The presence of a lump in the affected area may be noticeable a few weeks after the injury

Fractures that involve an arm or leg usually present any number of the following symptoms:

  • Pain, swelling, redness, and bruising localized around the fracture
  • Inability to move the limb that was injured
  • Recognizable deformity in the area of the injury

Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

No one wants to go through the process of a lawsuit, and the truth is that you will likely never have to actually go to trial. At Rasansky Law Firm, we do everything we can to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible. We know you have a lot on your plate right now, and that is why an attorney is essential in such situations.

When you hire our law firm, we will begin building your case right away. We do not charge you anything up front, and will only collect a fee if we're successful at winning you compensation. Right off the bat, we will stop the insurance company from contacting you directly, leaving you free to care for your child while our attorneys work on settling your case. If necessary, we will take your case all the way to trial in order to ensure that you are given fair compensation. Our firm has considerable experience litigating birth injury cases in Texas, and we have a track record to prove it.

Birth injury lawsuits are not the result of "sue happy" families; they are often the ONLY resort parents have to recover compensation that their child will need following a serious injury. If the injury was caused by medical malpractice, why should the family be forced to suffer the financial consequences?

Our firm can help assist you in determining whether you have a viable case, and we're happy to discuss the facts with you (for free) over the phone or via email. Call our office at (214) 617-1886 or email us using the contact form found on this page, and let us explain the options available to you.

Speak With a Dallas Birth Injury Lawyer For Free

The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we'll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 617-1886.

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