Phoenix Birth Injury Lawyers: Brachial Plexus and Shoulder Dystocia Causes
The law firm of Knapp & Roberts represents families whose lives have been affected by shoulder dystocia and other birth injuries. If your baby was injured during childbirth, we have the experience and legal resources to help you seek compensation for your injuries and damages.
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Shoulder Dystocia and Brachial Plexus Injury
When a baby's shoulder gets caught on the mother's pelvic bone during childbirth, the baby may develop injuries associated with shoulder dystocia such as fractures, cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy and brachial plexus nerve damage.
Doctors can take several preventative measures to reduce the risk of shoulder dystocia during childbirth. Initially, a doctor must assess the mother's risk for shoulder dystocia. If the mother is having a large baby, is overweight or obese, or has diabetes, her baby has an increased risk of shoulder dystocia. During labor, doctors must monitor the position of the fetus to assess the risk of shoulder dystocia. If doctors diagnose shoulder dystocia, a number of birthing methods can be used to reduce the risk of injury.
When doctors fail to prevent shoulder dystocia and a birth injury results, parents should consult a birth injury lawyer. Compensation may be available if the injuries were caused by a doctor's mistake or medical negligence.
Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries
The brachial plexus is a group of nerve fibers that connect the brain to the arms and hands. Brachial plexus nerves aid in controlling arm, hand and shoulder movement. Injuries to the brachial plexus nerves are some of the most common birth injuries, and many occur due to shoulder dystocia.
If your obstetrician failed to foresee shoulder dystocia before childbirth and your child suffered injuries to the brachial plexus nerves, talk to an attorney from our firm.
Brachial Plexus Injury: Contact a Phoenix Birth Injury Law Firm
Free initial consultation. To learn more about shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus, contact an Arizona medical malpractice lawyer today.