November 25, 2020

Fractured Collarbones

Did your newborn suffer a fractured collarbone during childbirth? If so, you may have grounds for a legal claim. Contact a respected birth injury lawyer focusing on fractured collarbones in Kentucky. 

No one ever expects that their child will be injured during their birth. Unfortunately, these types of incidents occur far more frequently than you might have previously thought. Fractured collarbones are a common type of birth injury to occur across both Kentucky and across the country.

If your newborn’s collarbone was fractured and your child endured considerable injury or illness due to the fracture, your family may be entitled to financial compensation. The compassionate birth injury lawyers at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, will work diligently to ensure that your family is awarded the restitution they deserve.

Fractured Collarbones in Newborns

Fractured collarbones are the most common type of fracture seen in childbirth. The collarbone may break during a difficult labor, when the baby is being delivered while in the breech position, or when a negligent healthcare provider makes a mistake.

In many cases, fractured collarbones or clavicles will heal easily and do not have any long-term concerns. However, this is not always true. In fact, misdiagnosis and failure to treat are, sadly, not uncommon, and your baby could suffer from pain, nerve damage, numbness, and reduced motor function as a result of this negligence.

You are your baby’s only advocate. If your baby was misdiagnosed or was not treated after fracturing their clavicle and has suffered serious injuries as a result of this fracture, you may have grounds for a Kentucky birth injury lawsuit.

Kentucky Birth Injury Claims for Fractured Collarbones

In order for your fractured collarbone lawsuit to be successful, your birth injury lawyer at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, will need to be able to prove that your healthcare provider breached their duty of care and is directly responsible for the fractured collarbone your newborn sustained.

You’ll likely start off by filing a claim with the insurance company that provides the hospital with malpractice coverage, as well as the malpractice insurer providing coverage to the liable healthcare providers. If the insurance company is willing to settle your claim fairly, then you may be able to avoid bringing your Kentucky birth injury claim to court.

But if the insurance company’s financial obligation falls short of the damages you’re entitled to, or if the insurer refuses to meet your reasonable needs, then bringing your claim to court may be the best option for you and your family. You can learn more about the claims process and what to expect from your case when you talk to your lawyer.

Meet with a Birth Injury Lawyer in Kentucky

When you are ready to further discuss your options for financial recovery after your newborn was injured, contact a reputable Kentucky birth injury lawyer who has a record of success in handling cases with fractured collarbones. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, by calling our office at 502-253-9110 or completing the quick contact form on the bottom of this page.