Did you know that pressure from contractions can be so strong it can break the bones of an infant? It’s a sign of a difficult birth. However, sometimes a broken bone isn’t a result of natural contractions but because of malpractice by a doctor or nurse.
If your infant suffered a broken bone during or soon after childbirth, and you believe malpractice caused it, seek help from a qualified infant broken bones attorney. The Birth Injury Lawyers Group has attorneys in Glendale, AZ, ready to work with you.
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Broken Bones May Be Hard to Detect
Young infants have extremely flexible bones, but they can still get broken. It’s usually a greenstick fracture, which is where a bone breaks but not all the way through, similar to how a green tree branch looks when you try to break it.
What might look like a sprain or a bruise may be a broken bone. Doctors must treat broken bones in infants before they knit back together. If they fuse again, they could do so in a way that creates a permanent misalignment.
As your child grows, that misalignment can cause pain and poor mobility. If your child looks like they’re in persistent pain, or if you notice unusual bruises or swelling, take your child in for an X-ray to make sure it’s not a broken bone.
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How does an Infant Broken Bones Attorney Help Me?
Proving that your doctor broke your newborn’s bones is hard to do on your own. Insurers will insist that your doctor acted within the standards of care. To prove negligence, we have to show that the doctor broke a baby’s bone.
If we can prove this and also show that the doctor’s negligence caused the broken bone, then you can get compensation. The next matter is figuring out how much compensation you’re owed. We will negotiate hard with the insurers to get you the most money possible.
If they continue to refuse to offer a fair settlement or continue to deny that you have a valid claim despite the evidence, then your attorney will take the insurer to court and present your case before a judge and jury. At every step of the way, your lawyer will be at your side as your shield of justice.
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What Compensation Could My Child and Me Receive?
It’s impossible to say how much you can get until we see your evidence and perform an investigation, but we can tell you what kinds of compensation you could be eligible to receive after a broken bone incident. You could receive money for things like:
- Past and future medical expenses to care for your child’s injury
- Rehabilitation and specialist care
- Money for lost wages because of taking care of your child
- Pain and suffering for you and your child
- Medical devices and prescription costs
Your attorney will make every effort to find all potential claims for damages in your case. Also, Arizona has no cap on how much you can earn. This frees us to fight for as much as we can for you.
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Is There a Deadline to File My Malpractice Claim for My Child?
If you were injured during childbirth, you have two years to start your malpractice claim before the court rules you waited too long to start. However, with children, the clock is paused until they turn 18 years old.
This means that your child could have two years after their 18th birthday to bring a claim on their own. However, if you’re reading this, you probably want to make a claim as soon as possible. Starting early gives you and your child the best chance of a favorable outcome.
You do not have to wait until to know every detail of your child’s injury and prognosis before speaking with an infant broken bones lawyer. The Birth Injury Law Group offers a free consultation. We can connect you with a lawyer in Glendale who can help you with your claim.
Most Common Infant Broken Bones
The most common bone for a newborn to break is the collarbone. If a baby’s shoulders get stuck on the cervix or the pelvis, the pushing forces from labor will press on this bone. It’s also a place where the doctor would try to grab a child with forceps to free them.
What’s supposed to help can sometimes become a nightmare for the baby if the doctor squeezes too hard or in the wrong location. Similar broken bone injuries can happen in the upper arm or the thighs.
Of course, there’s also the rare case of a doctor or nurse dropping a baby. That can break any bone, and it’s a clear sign of negligent action. In all cases of infant broken bones, speak to an attorney to see if you have a malpractice claim.
Get the Compensation You Deserve
If we feel you have a case after listening to your story, our lawyers will aggressively pursue the compensation you need to pay for your child’s care. No infant should have to suffer from the negligence of a medical professional.
Find out if you have a claim. Call or text us at the number on your screen or send us an email through our contact page. Your consultation is absolutely free and without obligation. Get justice for your child’s broken bone with one phone call.
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