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\n\r\nWhat Every Kentucky Parent Should Know about Broken Clavicle Injuries That Occur at Birth\r\nInnocent babies are brought into this world every day. Sadly, there are many children who suffer a bone injury or fracture during childbirth. Childbirth injuries in Kentucky happen more frequently than talked about. In fact, some reports show that one out of 1,000 babies suffer from a broken bone at birth.Broken bones at birth may include:\r\n\r\n \tBroken clavicle\r\n \tSkull fracture\r\n \tBroken thigh bone\r\n \tBroken limbs\r\n \tElbow injuries\r\n\r\nSadly, statistics show that two percent of stillbirths and neonatal deaths occur from fractures and bone injuries during childbirth. This accounts for about six to eight deaths per 1,000 births, and clavicle fractures are the most common type of broken bone injury that occurs during childbirth.\r\nThe clavicle, also known as the collarbone, attaches the arm to the body. When a baby is delivered vaginally, clavicle fractures can occur if the infant is constricted during childbirth or when a doctor attempts to assist with a difficult delivery by means of different maneuvers.\r\nWhat signs should you look for in your infant?\r\nSometimes it is difficult to spot a broken bone on an infant because he or she cannot tell you that they are experiencing pain. However, when you pick up your baby under the arms, your infant may cry if a clavicle fracture has occurred. Another clue that your baby may be injured is when he or she holds their injured arm or shoulder still. Although bone injuries can be difficult to see, there are several tests, x-rays, and imaging scans that can be performed to determine if your child has suffered from a broken bone.\r\nDid your baby suffer from a Northern Kentucky bone birth injury?\r\nIf your newborn has suffered from a bone fracture during delivery, your child may have to undergo surgery, physical therapy, splints and slings, and even take medication early in his or her life. Because bone injuries are a form of a Kentucky birth injury and medical malpractice, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation for your emotional suffering and also for your baby's pain, suffering, and medical bills.\r\nPlease call the law office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson to find out if you have a legitimate legal claim and to find out more about your rights to collect compensation. Our knowledgeable\u00a0Northern Kentucky birth injury attorneys\u00a0at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297 can answer your questions in a free legal consultation and help you seek justice during this difficult time in your family's life.