A baby’s bones are flexible to help them squeeze through the birth canal, but they’re not unbreakable. Medical malpractice can cause broken bones in infants that could have been prevented. If this has happened to your child, you can get compensation to help them.
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group can put you in contact with an infant broken bones lawyer in Tucson who can help you. Find out if your doctors owe your child money for their broken bone after birth with just one free consultation. You can use this money to get them the care they need after a broken bone.
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How Infant Bones Get Broken
During birth, barring rare birth defects, bones get broken mainly through difficult labor or a doctor’s poor treatment of the baby. The most common broken bones in infants are the collarbones, the upper arms, and the upper legs. These are the ones most likely to get stuck on the mother’s pelvis.
The force of contractions can push on these bones hard enough to break them if the baby is stuck for too long. Doctors have methods of freeing babies stuck inside the birth canal, but these methods can be done incorrectly and cause a broken bone, especially forceps delivery.
If you notice unusual swelling, bruising, abnormal arm or leg positions, or if your child has pain in a small area along the bone, there’s a chance their bone is broken. Have your child diagnosed to see if there these symptoms.
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Outcomes of Infant Broken Bones
Treated quickly, most infant broken bones can heal well and cause no lasting harm. It’s when they go unnoticed that they cause problems. Most broken bones in infants do not break all the way through, which can make them hard to detect.
If they aren’t treated properly, they can knit back together the wrong way. This can cause pain and impairment for the rest of your child’s life as they grow. There may be no way to fix the damage without extensive surgery.
If your doctors missed your child having a broken bone and it healed incorrectly, we have infant broken bones lawyers in Tucson ready to work with you to see if you have a malpractice claim and get the money to pay for necessary medical treatment for your child.
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How Does a Lawyer Win My Case?
Once you hire a lawyer, you don’t need to worry about all the legal details needed to win your case, but there are a few things you should know about what’s needed to win a malpractice case. We must prove four things to the insurer or the court to win.
Duty of Care
First, was there a medical relationship between you or your child and whoever you’re suing? Your lawyer can sue both members of your medical team and their employers, but you can’t sue someone who never treated you.
Medical staff have to follow standards of care to treat patients. These standards of care cannot prevent every unfortunate outcome of a medical procedure, but if they’re followed, medical staff are largely protected from liability.
We have to show facts that they violated the standards. To do so, we consult with other medical experts, look through past cases, and study your medical records. For example, if a Tucson infant broken bones attorney found that the doctor missed signs of fetal distress and skipped looking for a broken bone, that could meet this requirement.
Negligence alone isn’t enough to win a malpractice case. We have to show that the negligent act was the direct or indirect cause of your child’s injuries. This is called proving causation.
Finally, we must prove you and your child suffered consequences worthy of a lawsuit. These consequences are called damages. Proof of the broken bone, medical bills related to your child’s care, and the pain and suffering you both experienced are all examples of damages.
Your infant broken bones attorney will build a case to prove these four things and present it to your medical team’s malpractice insurers. If the case is strong enough, they will accept it and begin negotiations for a fair settlement with your lawyer.
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Will I Have to Go to Trial?
Most personal injury cases settle out of court, but there’s always a chance you may need to go to trial to achieve justice. Your lawyer can advise you on whether this is the best option for your case and what the risks and benefits of trial are.
Going to trial is the last resort for settling a malpractice matter. A judge and jury will hear your claim and decide whether you’re owed compensation and how much you’ll receive. Our lawyers will aggressively represent your interests in an attempt to persuade the court to accept your claims.
There’s a chance you could receive more than we ask for, especially if your child’s injuries rise to the level of gross negligence. You could even receive punitive damages.
However, there’s also the chance the court could deny your claim completely, and you get nothing. Each case is unique, so you will need to work with your lawyer to find the best course of action.
How Do I Pay for My Lawyer if I Lose?
If we work on your case and you get no compensation at all, you will owe us nothing. Our infant broken bones lawyers in Tucson work on a contingency basis. We only get paid if you get compensation for your case, and only after you win. You owe us nothing for consultations or our work while your case is in process.
This means there is no risk to you for speaking with one of our Tucson attorneys about your child’s broken bones claim. The worst we can say is that you do not have a case. All of our consultations are free and without obligation to use our services.
Speak With an Infant Broken Bones Attorney in Tucson Today
Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at the number on your screen to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys. You may also send us an email to set up an appointment.
We will connect you with a qualified attorney in Tucson with experience in these cases. The sooner you start, the sooner you can get justice for your child. Call today.
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