Shoulder Dystocia Warning Signs Can Be Missed
While occurring in a small number of births, shoulder dystocia is a condition that could lead to serious consequences to your child and the mother of your child. In some cases, doctors may miss the warning signs.
If shoulder dystocia occurred during your child’s birth, your family deserves compensation for this unfair and negligent injury.
As a parent, you can put your trust in Vincent J. DeSalvo, Attorney at Law. If your child is the victim of an avoidable birth injury like shoulder dystocia, I will not stop fighting until you have the compensation you deserve. You can focus on your child’s health while leaving the complicated legal work of seeking compensation to our attorneys.
Do not fight this battle alone. I will work hard to hold the hospital accountable for your child’s suffering. Contact our firm in Baton Rouge at 225-224-0383.
What Is Shoulder Dystocia?
This condition occurs during birth when the child’s shoulder gets caught behind the mother’s pubic bone, preventing the rest of the child from passing through the birth canal.
If the child is not delivered quickly enough, he or she could die due to compression of the umbilical cord. Injuries to the brachial plexus are also a common risk of shoulder dystocia, which could leave your child with permanent nerve damage.
We Can Determine If Doctors Ignored The Warning Signs
Common risk factors for shoulder dystocia include mothers who are obese or diabetic or fetuses that are larger than normal. Additionally, there are proven methods for helping to deliver the baby after shoulder dystocia occurs, many of which involve shifting the position of the mother.
When doctors ignore these warning signs or do not undertake measures to deliver your child injury-free, our lawyers will work with a network of experts to determine where mistakes were made and their effects on your child. This is important when you will likely need compensation to cover years or a lifetime of medical expenses for your child.