Understanding Shoulder Dystocia During Childbirth
There are many things that can go wrong during childbirth. Obstetricians and the medical professionals who support them are trained to identify and respond to those risks. One of the risks is shoulder dystocia.
What Is Shoulder Dystocia?
Shoulder dystocia occurs when the child’s shoulder or shoulders become stuck behind the mother’s pelvis during delivery. The pressure on the shoulders can cause serious damage to the brachial plexus nerve bundle that runs through the shoulder and controls the movement of the arm.
When shoulder dystocia is detected, the physician must respond promptly or risk creating a lifelong injury such as:
- Erb’s palsy
- Klumpke’s palsy
- Complete brachial plexus injury
Those who suffer from injuries to the brachial plexus that occurred during childbirth have the right to be compensated for those injuries and the impact they have had on their lives.
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We have extensive expertise in documenting the full impact of those injuries and in clearly laying out what future medical needs will be so that we can secure the level of compensation your child deserves. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we can help you build the highly effective case you need to compensate you for the needs of your baby now and in the future.
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