Birth of a baby is very complicated process for a mother as well as for the medical team. A little mistake or negligence may cause a birth injury. Occurring a birth injury is not mean the physician and other health care providers, nurses or hospital administration that cause these mistakes are not usually bad people, but due to lack of expertness or inattention, they allowed harm to come to a mother or baby.

Common Type of Birth Injuries

Birth injury may occur in different forms such as Brachial Plexus Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain damage from Oxygen Deprivation, Developmental Delay, Cephalohematoma, Folic Acid Disorder, Cystic Fibrosis, Holoprosencephaly, Mental Retardation, Brain damage from Reduced Blood Flow, Bone Fracture or   Fractured collar bone and many other.

Bone Fracture or Fractured Collar

Here we would talk about most common injury called bone Fracture or fractured collar. A complicated or difficult delivery is usually the cause of broken bones in newborns, especially a fractured clavicle or collarbone. A fractured clavicle or fractured collar bone in the newborn is a broken collar bone in a baby that was just delivered.

Causes and Symptoms of Fractured collar bone

A fracture of a newborn’s collar bone (clavicle) can occur during a difficult vaginal delivery. Your baby will not move the painful, injured arm. Instead, the baby will hold it still against the side of the body. Lifting the baby under the arms causes the child pain. Occasionally the fracture can be felt with the fingers, but usually the problem cannot be seen or felt. After some time, maybe days of weeks, a hard lump may develop where the bone is healing. This lump may be the only sign that the newborn had a broken collar bone.

Immediate Treatment for Fractured clavicle

Generally, there is no treatment other than lifting the child gently to prevent discomfort. Occasionally, the arm on the affected side may be immobilized, most often by simply pinning the sleeve to the clothes.

How it can be diagnosed and what you have to do?

You have to contact with your health care provider if your baby acts uncomfortable when you lift the baby. A chest x-ray will show whether or not there is a broken bone. If you feel that the injury occurred due the medical malpractice, then you have a right to make claim for that. You can contact with an expert and professional birth injury attorney to deal take the legal action against the guilty one.

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