Shoulder Dystocia Lawyers - Medical Malpractice Injury Compensation Claim

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Shoulder dystocia medical malpractice is an infrequent occurrence that can have fatal consequences for the child. This problem is an obstetric emergency feared by healthcare professionals and occurs after the baby's head is delivered at which point the shoulder becomes trapped behind the mothers pubic bone. As a result of the babys configuration it is unable to breath because the chest and umbilical cord are compressed within the birth canal leaving no source of oxygen. Unless the child is delivered quickly there is a risk of brain injury or death. A subsequent risk to the child occurs after identification of the problem and only gentle traction should be applied to avoid injury to the brachial plexus which is a network of nerves that run from the spinal cord, across the shoulders to the tips of the fingers. Damage to these nerves can result in permanent disability known as Erbs Palsy and Klumpkes Palsy together with the associated conditions of Horners Syndrome and Torticollis.

Protocols

The accepted protocols which may relieve the problem include:-

Risk Factors

There are a number of recognized risk factors for shoulder dystocia including :-

Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Many health care professionals are not knowledgeable about the proper procedures for dealing with this problem and which can result in shoulder dystocia medical malpractice. Our medical malpractice lawyers can help you to exercise your legal rights to obtain compensation. Our lawyers will deal with your claim using a contingency fee arrangement which means if you don't succeed in receiving compensation then your lawyers won't get paid. You will receive a complete professional service from lawyers who specialise in claiming compensation for personal injury caused as a result of clinical negligence. For advice at no cost and without obligation just complete the contact form or call the helpline and a shoulder dystocia lawyer will telephone you immediately to discuss your compensation claim.

LEGAL HELPLINE: ☎ 855 804 7125

mail @ lawmedmal.ca