Shoulder dystocia is one of the most tragic birth injuries, and it is often a consequence of medical malpractice. Shoulder dystocia is a physical issue that affects the brachial plexus and can paralyze the arm. But, it is a preventable condition that is brought about by a doctor’s mistake during delivery. With the right attorney, you can get justice for this devastating injury. Here is some more information about the impacts of shoulder dystocia, and why you should seek a medical malpractice lawsuit.
What Causes Shoulder Dystocia?
During delivery, the infant can get their shoulder stuck in the birth canal. This kind of issue can be prevented and fixed, but there are specific considerations that a medical professional should be aware of to do this carefully. Unfortunately, many doctors act negligently by pulling on the newborn with too much force, and that can twist the shoulder, causing shoulder dystocia.
The Long Term Effects
Sadly, shoulder dystocia is an injury that can have life-changing consequences for the baby. Cerebral palsy, brachial plexus palsy, and paralysis in the arm are just some of the possible adverse effects. But it’s important to note that because shoulder dystocia is very preventable, that creates a strong case for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Shoulder dystocia is almost always the result of negligence and there should be financial compensation to make up for a lifetime of medical difficulty.
How to Proceed
If your family has been affected by your baby’s shoulder dystocia, you are more likely to have a reason to pursue a birth injury lawsuit. You should seek compensation for your child’s injuries, and you and your family don’t have to continue to suffer alone. Contact a medical malpractice attorney to help you make things right.
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