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New York City Birth Fracture Lawyer
While not common, injuries to newborns do happen during the birthing process. Sometimes this is a result of negligence on the part of the physician. Birth fracture cases in particular have increased to one in every one thousand children born in New York City hospitals.
If your child has been injured due to the negligence of a physician, you should not have to pay the medical bills associated with treating the injury or suffer financial burdens due to additional medical care.
You deserve compensation, and a New York City birth fracture lawyer can help you receive it.
Types of Birth Fractures
There are numerous types of fractures that can happen during the birthing process. It is the responsibility of the delivery physician and the attending staff to do everything they can to prevent a child from suffering a birth fracture.
The most common types of birth fractures include the following:
- Clavicle Fractures – The collarbone, also known as the clavicle, connects the chest to the shoulder, and its fracture is the most frequently encountered birth injury.
- Femur Fractures – A broken thigh bone, or a femur fracture, can occur if the infant’s leg is awkwardly twisted during the delivery.
- Other Fractures – Other common fractures include damage to the hand, ankles and feet, back, and hip bones.
Preventing Birth Fractures and Medical Malpractice
The majority of birth fractures happen when the delivery takes place under great distress.
In the event of fetal or maternal distress, an experienced medical staff will schedule an emergency C-section, which could prevent a birth fracture. If the staff fails to do this, the infant is at great risk of suffering a birth fracture during the vaginal delivery.
If your delivery physician failed to properly recognize the risk factors associated with a birth fracture, take precautions, or provide the child with immediate treatment after identifying a fracture, you may have cause for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
If you think you may have a medical malpractice suit, contact an experienced New York City birth fracture lawyer to discuss your options.
Statute of Limitations
The medical malpractice statute of limitations is two and a half years. This means that you have less than three years from when you identify an injury to file a lawsuit against the responsible parties.
This may sound like a substantial amount of time, but building a strong case will require gathering evidence and speaking to witnesses. Additionally, if you want to attempt settling out of court, the physician’s medical malpractice insurer will likely attempt to stall negotiations for as long as possible.
Don’t allow the other party to cause you to miss your window of opportunity for financial compensation. Speak with your New York City birth fracture lawyer as soon as possible to begin building your case.
Contact a Lawyer
The knowledgeable attorneys of Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can provide you with legal advice regarding how to proceed with your case.
Schedule a free consultation with a New York City birth fracture lawyer today. Call us at 1-800-VICTIM2 (1-800-842-8462) or contact us online.