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Birth Injuries Caused by Shoulder Dystocia

Representing the Families of Children Affected by Shoulder Dystocia

When shoulder dystocia occurs during labor or delivery, it is a frightening experience. Sometimes, as the crown of the baby's head is delivered, the shoulders can become stuck on the mother's pelvic bone. When this happens, serious damage can occur to both mother and child.

At Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, our birth injury attorneys understand the medical and legal issues involving shoulder dystocia. The consequences of infant paralysis or adult hemorrhaging can have long-term effects on you and your family. If you or your child was injured during delivery, contact a lawyer you can trust.

Problems Presented by Shoulder Dystocia

When shoulder dystocia occurs during delivery, it is essential for the obstetrics team to act quickly to avoid serious complications. If quick action is not taken, serious harm can come to both mother and baby.

Complications from shoulder dystocia can lead mothers to experience:

  • Uterine rupture
  • Separation of pelvic bones
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Rectovaginal fistula (permanent tearing requiring surgery)

For babies, shoulder dystocia can lead to:

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If your child has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury such as Erb's or Klumpke's palsy that may have been the result of shoulder dystocia, contact our New York office to discuss your birth injury lawsuit options. Call 212-750-1200 or 1.888.4.TGLLAW or contact us online. We fight, you win.

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