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Philadelphia Bone Fracture Birth Injury Lawyer

If your newborn child suffered a broken collarbone, fractured arm, fractured neck, or any other broken bones, it is within your rights to find out if the medical team could have prevented the injury. If so, you may be able to hold them financially accountable for your child’s significant harm and damages. Our Philadelphia bone fracture birth injury lawyer at The Villari Firm, PLLC has assisted parents such as yourself in tough, and heart-wrenching, cases like these in the past. We know what it takes to get results, and we never stop working for our clients until the job is done.

Fractured Clavicle

The most common bone fracture during delivery is the clavicle, otherwise known as the collarbone. Clavicle fractures are common during difficult deliveries when the medical team has trouble delivering the baby’s shoulder. Clavicle fractures also occur during breech deliveries. A common sign of a fractured clavicle in a newborn is if the baby never or rarely moves the arm on the broken side. While fractured clavicles usually heel quickly on their own, they do cause significant pain and discomfort for the child. More complicated fractures may require surgery, delaying not only time you can spend with your newborn, but the strength and growth of that arm.

Spinal Column Fractures

During the hyperextension of the fetal child’s head in utero, and also during delivery via forceps, It is possible for a doctor to fracture a newborn’s spinal column, usually within the neck. A fractured spinal column may require surgery. The broken bone can also splinter and cut the spinal column itself. A cervical spinal cord injury that is partial may result in some degree of recovery, while a complete spinal cord fracture always results in total paralysis, and at this time there is no surgical or medical procedure that can undo this life-altering trauma. Diagnosing a spinal cord injury is not always simple when it comes to newborns, as in newborns it is common for a spinal cord injury to occur without a fractured bone, making it invisible in a traditional x-ray image.

Bone Fractures For the Mother

Mothers are also at risk of bone fractures during difficult deliveries, with the most common bones being tailbones and separated pubic bones (pubic symphysis). While many of these fractures cannot be foreseen, there are instances in which the medical team should have performed a C-section, avoiding potential harm to the mother and child during delivery.

Contact a Philadelphia Bone Fracture Birth Injury Attorney Today

When it comes to  newborns, the shock and trauma of a serious injury like a broken bone is never an easy pill to swallow. For one thing, the long-term outcome of a broken bone is never a certainty. While it is entirely possible that a child will make a full recovery, it takes time to understand the full consequences of the doctor’s error. Here at The Villari Firm, our Philadelphia birth injury attorneys can help you acquire the compensation needed for future medical procedures and much more. Contact us today at 215-372-8889 for a free consultation.

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