Build A Strong Case With the Help Of A Louisville Shoulder Dystocia Injury Lawyer.
Shoulder dystocia is a medical term used to describe a child birth in which the baby’s head exits the mother but the baby’s shoulders are trapped inside the mother’s pelvis. Depending on the severity of the injury and length of time the baby is locked in this position, the child can suffer a wide variety of injuries, including nerve damage or oxygen deprivation, resulting in brain damage or even death. If your child has died due to shoulder dystocia, your family may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit or claim.
One of the most common birth injuries is known as Erb’s Palsy, which is the result of a brachial plexus injuries and shoulder dystocia during delivery.
An explanation of terms related to shoulder dystocia:
- The condition of an in-utero child’s shoulder becoming stuck is known as “shoulder dystocia.”
- The brachial plexus is a mass of nerves in the armpit; it is responsible for transmitting nerve signals to the arm.
- The damage to the brachial plexus due to shoulder dystocia can paralyze parts of the arm.
- The resulting nerve damage condition may be referred to as Erb’s Palsy.
Highly-skilled medical doctors trained to deliver babies should know how to handle such complications while delivering a child. Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes, resulting in serious medical problems that can cause a lifetime of unnecessary pain and suffering. In addition, many doctors are reluctant to admit they did anything wrong.
That’s not right. That’s why the Shelton Law Group works so hard for families dealing with shoulder dystocia injuries and other childbirth injuries throughout Kentucky. You need to make sure you have an experienced medical malpractice lawyer on your side, standing up for your family’s rights. Most hospitals and doctors who make mistakes will not simply compensate families for the true cost of their child’s injuries. You have to fight for what’s yours. You need to take a stand. The Shelton Law Group can help you do that. We’re on your side.