Shoulder dystocia happens during delivery when the baby’s shoulder gets stuck behind the mother’s pelvic bone on the way through the birth canal. This is an emergency situation that requires immediate attention. Delivery room doctors are specially trained to handle these situations, and they carry the responsibility to safely deliver the baby.
Failure to take effective and timely action can result in traumatic injury to the child that can lead to serious brain damage, nerve damage, partial paralysis or even the death of the child. If your child has suffered any type of permanent injury due to the mishandling of a delivery involving shoulder dystocia, it is important that you seek qualified legal counsel immediately.
The Chicago shoulder dystocia lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group are prepared to represent you in any type of birth injury claim. We offer a free consultation where you can get your questions answered and learn more about your legal options.
When deliveries involving shoulder dystocia are not handled correctly, the child can suffer a brachial plexus injury. The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals to the shoulder, arm and hand. Serious brachial plexus injuries often result the paralysis of the affected arm. This condition is commonly referred to as Erb’s palsy.
We understand how devastating it can be to see your child suffer and to know that the injuries will likely have an impact on your child for life. We work tirelessly to obtain the compensation that your child will need in the short and long term. We consult life-planning experts and others to help understand the care your child will require now and in the future.
To discuss your shoulder dystocia case with a Chicago birth injury lawyer, please contact The Horwitz Law Group for a free initial consultation. You can reach us via e-mail or call us at (312) 641-9200.