Make no mistake about it, shoulder dystocia is an emergency. This kind of birthing complication can lead to catastrophic injuries such as:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brachial Plexus Palsy
- Excessive Bleeding from the Mother
- Lack of Oxygen to the Infant
While shoulder dystocia can be considered a “common” issue, keep in mind that it could leave your child with permanent issues that affect them throughout their lives. Shoulder dystocia is something that happens when an infant’s head is delivered properly but their shoulder catches below the pubic bone of the mother. There are various risk factors for this, including gestational diabetes, prior deliveries of large infants, and a small pelvic bone.
If your infant experiences nerve damage to their brachial plexus nerves, they could be left with cerebral palsy, Klumpke paralysis, or Erb’s palsy.
If you think your child experienced a birth injury that was the result of medical neglect or malpractice that led to shoulder dystocia, reach out to me today for a free consultation! I’ll fight to uphold your rights and I’ll Make Them Pay!®