Shoulder dystocia

Shoulder dystocia is a birth injury that happens when one or both of a baby’s shoulders get stuck inside the mother’s birth canal during labor or birth. In most cases of shoulder dystocia, babies are born safely. However, this can cause serious problems for both newborn and mother.

Some of the injuries that the newborns can sustain from shoulder dystocia such as:

  • Birth hypoxia
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Fractures to the baby’s clavicle or humerus
  • Infant death

There are many instances where shoulder dystocia can be prevented if medical professionals have noticed the warnings signs. If shoulder dystocia occurs the, the medical staff needs to dislodge the baby’s shoulder in a safe and timely way. There are some risk factors that can cause shoulder dystocia, and the physician should be aware of them.

Free consultation on your case with a Chicago-based birth injury attorney

The shoulder dystocia lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin have proven success in these types of cases. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or wrongful death, please contact our office at Info@rblaw.net, 312-458-1000 or click here for a free evaluation of your case. There is never a fee until you are compensated for your injuries at the end of the case. 

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