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Fractures

Birth Fracture Lawyer in Hawaii

Record Birth Injury Results Across the U.S.

Having a child can be one of the most exciting times in a mother's life. Unfortunately, certain circumstances can contribute to birth injuries. When doctors fail to follow the necessary medical procedures and cause preventable harm, victims have the right to seek compensation for their damages.

If your child was suffered a birth fracture due to substandard care, you may have the right to file a civil claim. Our nationally recognized lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP have recovered over $1 billion for clients, including millions for birth injury and medical malpractice victims. Contact us to speak with a lawyer.

Common Birth Injury Fractures

  • Clavicle fracture: Collar bone or clavicle fractures are the most common birth fractures. Common causes include prolonged labor, large infant weight, shoulder dystocia or delivery by way of forceps. Clavicle fractures may require surgical treatment.
  • Humerus: This type of fracture can be difficult to diagnose. The humerus is the bone of the upper arm. If the parents or obstetrician notices decreased movement or assesses that the infant is experiencing pain with movement in this area, then there may be a humerus fracture.
  • Femur: The femur is the bone of the upper leg (thigh). Some signs of femur fractures include thigh swelling, apparent pain and even paralyzed legs.

Improper Use of Forceps During Delivery

Forceps are a surgical instrument used to extract a child in a difficult delivery or when a mother is experiencing prolonged labor. Forceps act as a pair of tongs that can grab the child's head, allowing the surgeon to pull help the baby through the birth canal. However, forceps can cause the infant and the mother injury. At best, a forceps injury can result in fetal cuts and bruises. In the worst-case scenarios, improper use of forceps can cause facial nerve injuries, clavicle fractures, and hemorrhaging.

Clavicle fractures occur in an estimated one percent of vaginal deliveries. They can result from both complicated and uncomplicated births. In most cases, the fractures will heal within a few weeks. In severe cases, surgery might be necessary. Total recovery time is assessed based on weight, health and the type / degree of the clavicle fracture.

A doctor must also accurately ascertain when surgery is necessary and when it is not. If surgery is not necessary, a doctor might prescribe a type of sling or something else to keep that joint from moving. This is the most common type of treatment for clavicle fractures, and is employed in about 90 percent of cases. In cases of open fractures, failure to unify after three months, distal fractures and some other more serious symptoms may warrant surgery to repair the fracture.

Seeking compensation? Contact Bostwick & Peterson, LLP!

At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, we are extremely familiar with this type of case. If your child was wrongfully injured during delivery, you may be able to file a claim against the hospital and the practicing obstetrician who delivered your baby. Financial compensation could go toward medical costs as well as emotional turmoil for the parents.

Contract us for a free consultation with a Hawaii birth fracture attorney from our firm.

Nationally Recognized Law Firm

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Invitation-only organization of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Former President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, limited to the top 500 trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • Super Lawyers 2020
    Super Lawyers 2020

    James S. Bostwick and Erik L. Peterson have been named top-rated medical malpractice attorneys.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    An invitation-only group of top trial lawyers in the nation.

    ~Hawaii Chapter~

  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
    American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

    James Bostwick is a nationally certified medical malpractice specialist and founding member.

  • The Best Lawyers in America
    The Best Lawyers in America

    Recognized since its inception in 1983 by this peer-reviewed publication, comprised of the best legal talent in the world.

  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    Recognized for professional excellence with impressive ratings from clients and peers.

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    James Bostwick & Erik Peterson are listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    An exclusive group limited to less than 1% of U.S. attorneys who have won multi-million dollar results.

  • Lawdragon
    Lawdragon

    James Bostwick is in the Hall of Fame and featured among the Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America.

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Why Choose Bostwick & Peterson, LLP?

  • James Bostwick Is A Nationally Certified Specialist By The American Board Of Professional Liability
  • Included In The List Of "Best Lawyers In America" By U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Since Its Inception In 1983
  • James Bostwick Received The Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award Of Merit"
  • Invite-Only Member Of The Inner Circle of Advocates, Limited To The Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers
  • Record-Setting Verdicts & Settlements In Four States, For Malpractice, Truck, And Auto Accidents
  • Best Lawyers® Trial Lawyer Of The Year In 2012

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