Are you the parent (grandparent or guardian), of a child who has suffered from Shoulder Dystocia is a frightening emergency during the delivery of a newborn? If your child suffers the birth related injury Shoulder Dystocia, contact Ajlouny Injury Lawfor free advice by a qualified birth injury New York lawyer.
Shoulder dystocia is
a specific case of obstructed labour whereby after the
delivery of the head, the anterior shoulder of
the infant cannot pass below, or requires significant
manipulation to pass below, the pubic symphysis. It is
diagnosed when the shoulders fail to deliver
shortly after the fetal head.
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Shoulder Dystocia occurs in less than 1% of all births according to some
studies. This can lead to increased complications for the baby and the mother.
You're probably suspecting negligence and asking:
How did this happen to my child?
What went terribly wrong?
Who will pay for all of the medical expenses?
Shoulder Dystocia is when a baby's shoulder gets caught behind the mother's
pelvic bone during delivery. In this position, the baby runs the risk of
stretching and potentially ripping nerves that connect the shoulder, arm, and
hand to the spinal cord. This can also stop a baby from breathing - and a lack
of oxygen has been known to cause brain injury.
If your child was injured during delivery from a shoulder dystocia and you think
the doctor was at fault, you will need to speak to a medical malpractice
attorney about the possibility of filing a claim for compensation through the
courts. Cases are not clear cut as certain injuries to the baby during birth,
possibly due to your condition at the time and the severity of the Dystocia, are