Birth Injury: Shoulder Dystocia
During childbirth, a baby’s head is the first thing to emerge. In most cases, the rest of the body follows smoothly behind. Sometimes though, a baby’s shoulder gets stuck behind the mother’s pubic bone. This is known as shoulder dystocia. It is an obstetric emergency which requires an immediate and skilled response. When failure to respond properly to shoulder dystocia results in an injury, the doctors and nurses involved should be held accountable.
Recognized for Our Experience in Birth Trauma Cases
Paul A. Casi II has been invited to speak at national conferences on birth injury topics, including shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus injuries. He knows what is needed to help children who have suffered brachial plexus and Erb’s Palsy injuries caused by negligent behavior.
Holding medical professionals accountable in cases of negligence is no easy matter. However, Paul A. Casi II has more than 21 years of experience in complex birth injury cases like shoulder dystocia. We know how to hold the negligent parties accountable for the lifelong costs of care that come with birth injuries.
Doctors are Trained to Identify Known Risks and Prevent Shoulder Dystocia
There are known risk factors for shoulder dystocia. These include gestational diabetes, large babies and previous cases of shoulder dystocia. When these and other risk factors are present, a doctor is trained to consider doing a Caesarean section instead of a vaginal delivery. If this option is not considered and discussed with the family when the known risk factors are present, it may constitute negligence. Even when shoulder dystocia cannot be foreseen, recognized techniques should be used to avoid birth injury. When these techniques are not used, or are used improperly, our attorneys know how to hold the medical professionals involved accountable.
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