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Bone Fractures

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A broken bone can be especially hazardous when it occurs in a newborn baby. That’s why bone fractures are considered serious birth injuries that demand immediate medical attention.

There are many different types of birth injuries involving broken bones. Some infants are born with broken bones. Others may be prone to fractures during infancy, childhood or adulthood due to an injury at birth. Cases of children suffering from multiple broken bones may be attributed to an undiagnosed metabolic disorder or vitamin deficiency.

If you believe your child’s bone fractures occurred because of medical malpractice or negligence, talk to an attorney at Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices for a free consultation. We can answer your questions and explain all the legal options available to you.

Common causes

Bone fractures during childbirth are common birth injuries. Infants who need to be delivered rapidly because of hypoxia or who exhibit other signs of fetal distress may suffer a broken collarbone. This is usually a minor problem and a consequence of averting a larger problem.  But sometimes, a broken bone is a sign of medical negligence:

  • Birth trauma – The force of delivery can be enough to cause bone fractures. This may be particularly true in the case of an emergency delivery. These fractures must be detected and reported so the infant can be properly treated and monitored.
  • Metabolic disorders – Fragile bone syndrome is a disorder that can cause bone fractures in infants and children. It can be difficult to detect, and sometimes parents are incorrectly blamed for injuries.
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies – Infants and children may lack proper nutrition during pregnancy or after birth. In some cases, they may not be able to absorb vitamins and minerals for proper bone growth because of a disorder. Any infant or child with unexplained bone fractures should be tested for deficiencies and underlying causes.

Unexplained bone fractures can pose a serious problem. If your child or infant has any unexplained broken bones, you need to find medical reasons for the causes of these fractures to pursue treatment options properly and prevent further injuries and pain. Unexplained bone fractures can even lead to suspicion that your actions, rather than improper medical care or an undiagnosed malady, led to these injuries.

Understanding your rights

Don’t simply take a doctor’s word for what’s wrong with your child. Get a second medical opinion. Then talk to us. Our experienced birth injury attorneys want to work with you to make sure your family’s rights are respected.

At Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices, we provide compassionate legal guidance. Communicate your concerns about pre-birth fractures, multiple broken bones and any unresolved medical issues to us in a free initial consultation.

We can then get straight to work on your case. We also have years of experience negotiating with medical providers and insurance companies for favorable settlements. And if they refuse to cooperate, we’re prepared to take them to court on your behalf. Contact us and learn more about how we can help you. We’re on your side.