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Understanding the Severity of Shoulder Dystocia

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Are you a parent? Then you know that a big fear that new parents face is the possibility of their child suffering a birth injury. Unfortunately, it happens all too often in this country.

One type of birth injury that many children suffer is called shoulder dystocia and it can lead to serious complications.

What causes shoulder dystocia? According to the March of Dimes, shoulder dystocia can happen when an infant is unusually large or when the mother’s pelvic opening is too small for the baby’s shoulders to be delivered. As you can imagine, this can cause serious injury to a baby.

Fortunately, in many cases, your doctor may be able to determine if your baby is at risk of suffering shoulder dystocia. Certain precautions can be taken, such as having a C-section to keep your baby free from harm.

However, in some cases, babies are harmed due to negligence by a doctor. If you or someone you know has a child who has suffered shoulder dystocia and you believe that it may have been caused by medical negligence, then you owe it to yourself and your baby to talk with an experienced attorney to see if you are a candidate to file a malpractice suit.

For more information, contact an experienced Northern Kentucky birth injury attorney at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.
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