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Clavicle & Collarbone Injuries

Birth Injury Fracture Cases in San Diego

A leading type of birth injury is the clavicle or collarbone fracture. These injuries typically result from a traumatic birth. While a doctor cannot always prevent a traumatic birth, there are steps that they should take in order to lessen the impact of that trauma. When a doctor does not respond quickly and effectively to trauma, the infant can suffer. Many fractures during birth are minor and heal on their own within a few weeks, but others are more severe. Some fractures require multiple surgeries to repair and may affect the development of the child.

Breach delivery is one possible cause of clavicle, collarbone and other types of birth injury fractures. Breach delivery is when a baby becomes turned around in the mother's womb so that the feet would be delivered first. A doctor should closely monitor the infant's movements so that they can make the decision to perform a cesarean section if necessary. This could prevent unnecessary fractures resulting from a baby's shoulders getting stuck in the birth canal. Obstetricians should also be careful to monitor the size of the child. If a child is larger than normal, they should be prepared for a traumatic birth or make the decision to deliver the child by way of a C-section. Obstetricians must use force when delivering large infants which can subsequently lead to fractures.

Representation from Our San Diego Birth Injury Lawyers

Bostwick & Peterson's San Diego medical malpractice attorneys have recovered over $750 million in verdicts and settlements for victims.

If your child sustained unnecessary fractures during birth as a result of a negligent or careless doctor, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today. We provide free initial consultations.

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What Sets Bostwick & Peterson, LLP Apart

  • Over $750 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Record-Setting Birth Injury Verdicts & Settlements in Four States
  • We Have Received the Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award of Merit"
  • We Have Been Included in the List of "Best Lawyers in America" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®
  • Attorney James Bostwick Is a Certified Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability
  • We Are Members of the Inner Circle of Advocates, Which Is the Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers