Shoulder Dystocia Cases
If you child has suffered from shoulder dystocia, a traumatic and avoidable birth injury, your doctor may be responsible. The Snyder Law Group, LLC, has a proven record of success when it comes to holding negligent parties accountable. We seek compensation for you aggressively and effectively.
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What is Shoulder Dystocia?
If during childbirth the shoulder of the baby cannot emerge from the birth canal properly and requires significant manipulation for correct delivery, shoulder dystocia can occur. This is a very traumatic birth injury that can lead to lifelong complications such as cerebral palsy. During birth, if the child’s shoulder is caught in the birth canal, aggressive pulling on the child can sever, stretch, or pull off the nerves that control arm movements and sensation called brachial plexus palsy.
How Can Doctors Prevent Shoulder Dystocia?
With the use of ultrasounds and attentive management by a doctor during delivery, shoulder dystocia can be prevented. If a doctor misses the signs on an ultrasound the clearest sign of shoulder dystocia is known as the “turtle sign,” where the baby’s head retracts into the mother shortly after it crowns. At this point, proper care is critical to minimize the number of complications.
It is an unfortunate fact that many obstetricians fails to recognize the signs of shoulder dystocia in time and thousands of families must live with the consequences for the rest of their lives.