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Shoulder Dystocia

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During a normal childbirth, a baby’s head is the first thing to emerge. In most cases, the rest of the body follows smoothly behind. Sometimes, however, 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 a failure to respond properly to shoulder dystocia results in an injury, the doctors and nurses involved should be held accountable.

In these complex cases, you can count on our team’s skill and experience. 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. Our Louisville birth injury attorneys have over 34 years of combined legal experience – and we are ready to see how we can best assist you.

For a free, confidential consultation, call our firm at (502) 234-7451.

Preventing, Identifying & Treating 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 cesarean 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 anticipated, 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.

Proving negligence and malpractice in shoulder dystocia cases is not easy. However, our Louisville birth injury lawyers have considerable 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.

Contact our offices at (502) 234-7451 and find out more about your rights and options.

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