What Causes Shoulder Dystocia?
West Virginia Birth Injury Lawyer
When complications arise during the birth of your child, you should be
able to place complete trust in the ability of your doctor, nurses, or
other medical professionals to handle this harrowing situation properly.
Unfortunately, this trust can be breached, and sometimes complications
can lead to the injury of the child or mother during childbirth. One of
the most frightening of these complications is shoulder dystocia. If you
or your child has suffered undue harm from shoulder dystocia as a result
of a medical professional's improper or negligent treatment, that
medical professional should and must be held legally responsible.
Shoulder dystocia occurs when the anterior shoulder of the infant cannot
pass the pubic synapses following the passing of the infant's head.
If the situation is handled improperly, the infant can suffer from a number
Brachial Plexus damage leading to
Erb's Palsy, bodily damage from misuse of
forceps, and perhaps most importantly
oxygen deficiency which can lead to
mental retardation, or even the death of the child. Whether it happens unexpectedly, or you
are at a high risk of it, shoulder dystocia occurs during crucial moments
of the procedure. Consequently, quick decisions are required of the doctor,
and if the wrong ones are made, you or your child may be seriously injured
Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC: West Virginia Birth Injury Lawyer
The West Virginia personal injury lawyers at the Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC
are well aware of how difficult times like these can be. When you or your
child is injured from shoulder dystocia you will need the best representation
you can get to ensure that you and your child are appropriately reimbursed
for the physical and mental trauma. That is why, with
over 125 million dollar plus
verdicts and settlements, the firm has the credentials, the experience, and ultimately the attorneys
best suited to represent you.
Contact a West Virginia birth injury attorney if you or your child has been injured due to shoulder dystocia.