Long Island Shoulder Dystocia Attorneys
Exposing Mismanaged Shoulder Dystocia
Shoulder dystocia is a type of childbirth complication that may arise during a vaginal delivery. With shoulder dystocia, the infant’s head passes through the birth canal but the shoulder cannot pass, or requires significant maneuvering to pass, the mother’s pubic bone to then follow the head through the birth canal. Maternal diabetes and a larger than average infant are potential risk factors for shoulder dystocia.
Mismanagement or misdiagnosis of shoulder dystocia can cause serious problems, and The Sanders Firm is here to help you seek justice if you or your child experienced harm because a doctor failed to properly handle this serious complication. Our Long Island birth injury lawyers have been serving all NYC boroughs and New York for over 50 years and are standing by to see how we can help you.
To arrange a free consultation, call our offices at (516) 209-2502.
Securing Fair Compensation for Your Child’s Birth Injury Claim
Although shoulder dystocia is considered a rare complication, your doctor should know how to identify and treat this condition. Once shoulder dystocia is recognized, your doctor can use one of a number of maneuvers or methods to help your baby pass through the birth canal. Your doctor also has an obligation to recommend a C-section if your child is too large to pass safely through your birth canal, or if other risk factors are present that would make a vaginal birth dangerous for mother or baby.
Shoulder dystocia can cause serious problems and injuries, including:
- Fetal asphyxia
- Brain damage
- Clavicle fracture
- Brachial plexus injury
- Erb’s palsy
- Klumpke’s palsy
- Contusions and lacerations
- Maternal bleeding
With these birth injuries, you need an experienced Long Island shoulder dystocia attorney to represent your interests and help you pursue fair compensation for your child’s treatment and ongoing care.
Contact our firm at (516) 209-2502 to get started.