If this article sounds similar to a recent experience that you or a loved one have suffered from, please don't hesitate to contact us online or call 859-578-4444 to schedule a free consultation!\r\nNewborn Clavicle Fracture: What Went Wrong at the Kentucky Hospital?\r\nIf your baby has suffered a\u00a0clavicle fracture at birth, you are probably still trying to determine what went wrong. Was it something you did? Could the doctor have prevented it? Will your child fully recover?\r\nNew parents have enough to worry about, without the added stress of wondering if their child will heal properly from a birth injury.\u00a0 If your child has sustained a clavicle fracture, which is one of the most common birth injuries, the prognosis is most likely good.\r\nCauses of Newborn Clavicle Fractures\r\nA\u00a0newborn clavicle fracture\u00a0may be the result of a difficult birth. Some of the frequently cited factors include the following:\r\n\r\n \tUse of forceps during delivery\r\n \tUse of vacuum extraction during delivery\r\n \tForce from being pulled through the birth canal\r\n\r\nIt is important that you do not blame yourself for the birth injury, instead, you need to get to the bottom of what went wrong during the delivery. An experienced\u00a0Kentucky birth injury attorney\u00a0can help you uncover the true cause of your baby\u2019s clavicle fracture.\r\nSigns of a Clavicle Fracture\r\nOf course, a newborn cannot tell you when he or she is in pain, so you need to watch for certain signs that would indicate a broken collarbone. Some of these symptoms include:\r\n\r\n \tYour child won\u2019t move his or her arm. Instead, the arm is kept still against the side of the body.\r\n \tYou can see or feel a fracture with your fingers.\r\n \tA hard lump begins to develop a few weeks after your child was injured.\r\n \tYour baby appears to be in pain when lifted under the arms.\r\n\r\nIf you notice any of these symptoms, you need to have your child evaluated by a physician. While a clavicle fracture will generally heal itself, sometimes additional measures need to be taken to repair the damage and ensure proper healing.\r\nNewborn clavicle fractures can often be avoided. If you feel that the doctor or medical staff may have been negligent, which ultimately led to your child\u2019s injuries, you may be able to take legal action. Contact an experienced Kentucky birth injury attorney for advice.\r\nContact the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297 for a free case evaluation.\u00a0We have been representing injured victims and their families in Ohio and Kentucky for more than 35 years.