Shoulder Dystocia

by | Oct 3, 2013 | Birth Injury, Firm News, Medical Malpractice |


An oversize baby, an obese mother, or complications related to the position
of the fetus and the mother during labor and delivery may cause a baby’s
shoulder to get stuck behind the mother’s pubic bone which may result
in shoulder dystocia. Shoulder dystocia may mean that a child will never
have normal use of his or her arm because of the nerve damage caused by
this type of birth trauma.

To schedule a consultation with an experienced Ohio birth injury attorney
regarding shoulder dystocia, nerve damage, brachial plexus injuries, and
Erb’s palsy after a traumatic birth,
contact The Lancione Law Firm at 440-571-6862.

Looking back at the mother’s prenatal care records, the lawyers of
The Lancione Law Firm may discover that risk factors such as excessive
weight gain of the mother or excessive fetal size were not considered
and planned for.

A C-section may well be the best option when a baby weighs ten pounds or
more. If he or she is stuck in the birth canal during birth, an emergency
C-section is still possible, even without advanced planning. The obstetrician
can push the head back into the uterus and perform a quick cesarean section
which avoids injury to both the mother and the child.

Other remedies include special maneuvers such as pushing the mother’s
legs back to her shoulders to straighten out her spine and pelvis. With
less resistance, the physician can rotate the fetus, thus avoiding the
need to pull hard on the fetus’s head, risking injury.

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The attorneys of The Lancione Law Firm, use their detailed knowledge of
medical procedures and standards related to pregnancy and childbirth and
their in-depth legal knowledge to help families obtain the compensation
that a child with shoulder dystocia will need for a lifetime of medical expenses.

Call 440-571-6862 oremail us your information to schedule your free initial consultation regarding legal options when
birth trauma results in disabilities such as cerebral palsy. We will take
every measure possible to help you obtain a full financial recovery. Our
birth injury law firm is proud to serve clients in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Akron,
Cincinnati and other communities throughout Ohio.



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