Baltimore Bone Fractures Lawyer
Bone fractures sometimes occur as a natural part of the childbirth process but in the majority of cases, they are entirely preventable. If your child suffered a bone fracture during labor or delivery, or shortly after the birth, you may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries. A Baltimore bone fractures lawyer can help you claim the full damages you deserve.
Filing a Lawsuit After a Bone Fracture
Lawsuits that involve birth injuries such as bone fractures aremedical malpractice claims. Parents can file a lawsuit against a doctor or healthcare professional when they have failed to provide a high standard of care. For example, if a doctor used too much force when delivering a baby, it may result in a bone fracture and the doctor can be held liable.
To determine if you have a valid lawsuit against a doctor or other healthcare professional, a lawyer will review the facts of your case as well as your legal options. If you are eligible to file a lawsuit, you can pursue damages for medical expenses, physical therapy, the pain and suffering your child experienced, and more. A lawyer will also speak to medical experts who can act as witnesses in your case and confirm that the attending doctor did not act in the same manner as another reasonable healthcare professional would have in the same situation.
Common Types of Bone Fractures in Infants
Generally speaking, there are three types of bone fractures a newborn may suffer from. The first, and the most common, is a simple fracture. Simple fractures occur when the bone breaks, but it does not pierce the skin. Compound fractures are those that occur when the bone breaks and it does break through the skin. Lastly, greenstick fractures are some of the most common types of fractures in young children. With this type of fracture, the bone does not actually break but instead, it bends because it is so soft.
Determining Liability for Bone Fractures
Many people think that when their newborn has suffered a bone fracture, the doctor is always at fault. Although doctors that deliver newborns can certainly be held liable for a bone fracture, the negligence of others can also cause a broken bone. A Baltimore birth injury lawyer will determine if the doctor is liable, or if a nurse, midwife, pharmaceutical company, medical device manufacturer, or other party is to blame for the newborn’s injuries.
Call Our Birth Injury Lawyer in Baltimore Today
During what should be a joyous time in your life, you should not have to worry about a baby with a bone fracture. At Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC, our Baltimore birth injury lawyers are your allies when you are trying to recover financial compensation that can help treat your child’s injuries. We will determine which party is liable for paying damages, and hold them accountable for their actions. Call us today at 410.567.0800 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled attorneys and to learn more about your legal options.