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) 220-4439.
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) 220-4439 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.