Los Angeles Shoulder Dystocia Attorneys
People rightfully associate labor and childbirth with pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, some births can go horribly wrong, leading to lifelong consequences for the child and his or her family. Shoulder dystocia, a condition in which the child gets caught in the birth canal, is one such condition – and it is usually preventable. It is estimated that shoulder dystocia occurs in a good one percent of all vaginal births, with risk factors including gestational diabetes, large birth weight, and small stature of the mother.
What causes shoulder dystocia? Often, improper birthing position can lead to this condition, especially when the child’s shoulders get trapped behind the mother’s pubic bone. A child’s head can be rotated to prevent this placement. Sometimes, improper administration of an epidural or faulty use of forceps or vacuum extraction can lead to this condition. In any case, the consequences can be long-lasting and even fatal. Shoulder dystocia can lead to oxygen deprivation and brain damage or permanently damage the child’s nerves, leading to paralysis, motor skill problems, and cognitive issues. Unfortunately, shoulder dystocia can cause lifelong problems. These can cost a family a significant amount of money and impact the child’s ability to lead a normal life.
Since most cases of shoulder dystocia are due to a doctor’s negligence or malpractice, legal action is recommended for parents facing this condition. You may have grounds for a shoulder dystocia lawsuit that allows you to seek monetary compensation for associated costs such as ongoing medical treatment, applicable surgeries or medications, education, and even to help offset your family’s pain and suffering.
At Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, we’re no strangers to personal injury. In fact, we’ve received national attention from major media outlets due to our long record of success, such as the $58 million verdict we just received for a man injured by a defective tractor. Our office is savvy, compassionate, and has the resources you need to receive the compensation you deserve. What can you do to access the strength and skill of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP? Just call. We’ll give you a free case consultation and more information on filing your Los Angeles shoulder dystocia claim.
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