Shoulder Dystocia

Shoulder dystocia is a rare but concerning birth injury when one or both shoulders of the baby get stuck during delivery. Several injuries may arise from shoulder dystocia, and while some may be treated in 6-12 months with no other problems, other injuries can result in serious long-lasting disabilities. While some of these rare cases arise from the mother’s risk factors, others come from medical negligence. If that is the case, our experienced birth injury attorneys can investigate the details to see if you have a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Shoulder Dystocia Complications

If a baby’s shoulder gets stuck in the mother’s pelvis during delivery and the baby gets wedged in the birth canal, several injuries may arise to infant and mom, including:

  • Broken arm
  • Lack of oxygen
  • Nerve damage
  • Bruising or tearing of the rectum, cervix, or vagina
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Uterine rupture

Free Consultation with a Chicago Birth Injury Attorney

RB Law has vast experience with handling birth injury cases for babies who suffer from shoulder dystocia. If your baby suffered from a lack of oxygen during delivery and did not receive the proper care, contact our proficient birth injury attorneys right away so we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

If you have questions regarding your birth injury case, contact us today for a free consultation at (312) 458-1000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.