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Philadelphia Shoulder Dystocia Lawyer
Mismanaged Shoulder Dystocia & Serious Birth Injuries
Shoulder dystocia is a type of complication that occurs during a vaginal delivery when the baby’s head is delivered but one or both shoulders become lodged behind the mother’s pubic bone. Careful maneuvering and/or an episiotomy may be required to try to safely deliver the baby’s shoulders and body.
If shoulder dystocia is not immediately identified and handled, or if it is improperly managed, mother and baby may be at risk of suffering serious harm. Marciano & MacAvoy, P.C. can provide experienced legal counsel and caring support if you or your child suffered harm during childbirth as a result of shoulder dystocia. These are complicated cases, but we have the legal and medical know-how to determine whether malpractice occurred and how to show this. We can help you pursue a settlement or award to cover your child’s care now and for the rest of his or her life.
Take this opportunity to learn more about your rights and how our Philadelphia birth injury attorneys can help by calling (215) 515-7743. We’re here for you.
Complications/Injuries Caused by Shoulder Dystocia
Shoulder dystocia may increase the risk of specific injuries to the baby. These are:
A mother may be at risk of suffering such injuries as:
It is true that some cases of shoulder dystocia could not have been foreseen or may have caused injury even if they were properly handled. It is also true that others are mismanaged and result in preventable birth injuries. In these situations, our Philadelphia shoulder dystocia lawyers stand ready to see that justice is served. We have over 35 years of combined experience and are fully committed to our clients’ needs and concerns.
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