Clavicle fractures are some of the most frequent birth injuries that occur in delivery rooms in Pennsylvania and across the United States. The clavicle, which is also referred to as the collarbone, connects the chest to the shoulder. Fractures of the clavicle in a newborn can happen when too much force is exerted during the delivery process or when proper precautions are not taken to protect the health of the baby.
At The Colleran Firm, we represent the parents of injured babies who were subject to a lower-than-acceptable standard of medical care during labor and delivery. We are experienced with the complexities of birth injury claims, including those involving broken clavicles. Speak with one of our lawyers to learn how we may be able to assist your family. For a free consultation with a Philadelphia attorney, please call 267-908-7651 or 877-341-5260, or contact us online.
Experienced Birth Injury Representation in Pennsylvania
A newborn who has suffered a clavicle fracture may have been harmed by the medical negligence of obstetricians and delivery room nurses, including:
- Use of forceps during delivery
- Use of vacuum extraction during delivery
- Force from being pulled through the birth canal
The signs of a fractured clavicle may not appear at first, and since a newborn cannot tell you when he or she is in pain, it is important to look for signs of this type of injury. These include restricted movement of the affected arm, physical deformity of the affected arm, or if the child appears to be in pain when lifted under the arms.
If you feel that the doctor or medical staff may have been negligent during the birthing process, consult with an attorney to ensure your rights are protected.
Contact a Pennsylvania Lawyer After a Broken Clavicle Injury
To schedule a free consultation, please call 267-908-7651 or 877-341-5260 today or contact us online.