Shoulder dystocia is an obstetric emergency that occurs in child birth when a baby's shoulder becomes lodged behind a mother's pelvic bone. With decisive action and proper maneuvering, a doctor can avoid this birthing complication, particularly with babies who have high birth weights.
It is important to realize that this can usually be recognized early in the birthing process. If the doctor who is delivering the baby fails to detect this kind of risk factor and follow through, he or she can be held accountable for medical malpractice.
As with all medical malpractice cases, dystocia cases are extremely complex. As such, it is important to partner with an experienced attorney who can reach out to a network of medical experts and professionals to build the strongest case possible.
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The medical malpractice attorneys at Gammon & Grange, P.C., know that while they cannot turn back the clock and undo these birth injuries they can work through the civil litigation system to hold medical professionals accountable while providing families compensation to ideally heal.
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